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Wolfgang Friedrich Hermann Windgassen Edit Profile

tenor

Wolfgang Friedrich Hermann Windgassen, German tenor. Served with German Army, 1937-1939. Named Court Singer in Württemberg, 1951, Austrian Court Singer, 1964.

Background

Windgassen, Wolfgang Friedrich Hermann was born on June 26, 1914 in Annemasse, Haute Savoie, Germany. Son of Fritz and Vally (von der Osten) Windgassen.

Education

Educated Württemberg Academy Music, Stuttgart, 1934-1937.

Career

Deceased July 1961); children—Peter, Verena. Married second, Lore Wissmann, December 29, 1961. Appeared Municipal; Theatre, Pforzheim, 1939-1944, State Opera Stuttgart, 1945, Festival Performance, Bayreuth, 1951, State Opera Vienna.

1953; performances with oepra houses in Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, New York City, Lisbon, Barcelona, Zürich, Budapest, otehrs. President Association German Theatres.

Membership

Served with German Army, 1937-1939. Named Court Singer in Württemberg, 1951, Austrian Court Singer, 1964.

Connections

Married Charlotte Schweikher, November 20, 1939.; married second, Lore Wissmann, December 29, 1961. Children: Peter, Verena.

father:
Fritz von

mother:
Vally (von

spouses:
Charlotte Schweikher

Lore Wissmann

children:
Peter Windgassen

Verena Windgassen