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Theo Adam, great Wagnerian bass-baritone has died
92 year-old renowned Wagnerian bass baritone Theo Adam, who performed many times at the Bayreuth Festival, died peacefully on 11 January in Dresden
Photo: Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949 before joining East Germany's Berlin State Opera in 1952.

He appeared regularly at the Bayreuth Festival, where he starred in Lohengrin, Parsifal, Die Meistersinger and other works by Richard Wagner.

His guest appearances included Covent Garden in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Vienna State Opera.

There will doubtless be many obituaries over the coming days.

You can find a list of his Bayreuth appearances here

and one of his countless moving appearances here