Franz Völker

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    Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater, Blick' HerabFranz Völker
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    Freundlich blick ich auf diese und jeneFranz Völker
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    "Ach wie so trügerisch"Franz Völker
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    Rienzi: Act I, "Erstehe, hohe Roma, neu!"Franz Völker

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        A tenor with a voice of dramatic size and strength, Franz V+¦lker wisely avoided the most heroic roles of Richard Wagner where he could not compete in sheer volume with such a phenomenon as Lauritz Melchior. Yet, as Lohengrin, he was the only artist to rival the Danish tenor for beauty of sound and adherence to legato tone production. With or without such imposing competition, the German tenor still would have been celebrated as a superior singer, not lacking intensity, but hold... Read more

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