Anton van Rooy

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        In his day, Anton Van Rooy was regarded as the greatest male singer in Wagnerian opera. Van Rooy studied voice in Frankfurt under Julius Stockhausen and began his career in 1894 as a singer of oratorio and German Lieder. Van Rooy made his operatic debut at the 1897 Bayreuth Festival in part through the urging of Cosima Wagner. He worked in the Bayreuth company until 1902, playing all the major bass roles in Richard Wagner's operas, including Wotan, the Dutchman, and Hans Sachs. ... Read more

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