Student, Nuremberg Conservatoire, Federal Republic Germany.
Debut Bavarian State Opera, Munich 1961. Has appeared at La Scala Milan, Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden London, Metropolitan New York, San Francisco and Salzburg.
Debuted Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1961. Appearances at La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, London, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, San Francisco Opera, 1985, Salzburg (Austria) Opera. Appeared in role of Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Metropolitan Opera, 1985, Herodias in Salome, Munich, 1990, as Clarion in Capriccio, 1990.Recital of Hugo Wolf songs, Alice Tully Hall, New York City. Over 100 recordings.