Ferdinand Frantz

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    "Was willst du, fremder Mensch?"Ferdinand Frantz
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    Walküreritten/Ride of the Valkyries (Orchester) - Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Gerhilde/Helmwige/Waltraute/Schwertleite/Ortlinde/Siegrune/Grimgerde/Roßwieße)Ferdinand Frantz
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    Schützt mich und helft in höchster Not! (Brünnhilde/Die acht Walküren)Ferdinand Frantz
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    Die so leidig Los dir beschied (Sieglinde/Hunding/Siegmund)Ferdinand Frantz
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    Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (Wotan's Farewell) (Wotan)Ferdinand Frantz

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        Ferdinand Frantz was among the last of that extraordinary class of singers able to realize with vocal authority the heroic roles written by Richard Wagner for bass-baritone. Frantz's sizeable instrument offered a weighty lower register to anchor a firm and javelin-like top, precisely the qualities demanded by Wagner for what amounted to an entirely new vocal category. Frantz was able to traverse these exhausting roles with vocal strength and without tiring. Several of his most i... Read more

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