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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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    (May 28, 1925-May 18, 2012)
    Birth name is Albert Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Specialized in Lieder (German art songs), especially by Schubert
    Sang in ‘The Magic Flute,’ ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ ‘Tannhäuser,’ ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ and ‘Wozzeck’
    He was too worried about his career to criticize the Nazis.
    He served in Hitler’s Wehrmacht (army) during World War II.
    He was married four times.
    He’s been accused of being a fussy and un-spontaneous performer.
    He has many rabid detractors.
    He makes fun of his wife’s German.
    He complains in interviews that young musicians don’t know who he is anymore.
    He said: ‘I did not like being 70, and I like being 80 even less.’
    He was drafted into the Wehrmacht.
    He spent two years in an American P.O.W. camp.
    He gave polished performances without much rehearsal.
    He’s known for his good acting and intelligent delivery of lyrics.
    He was a ‘method’ opera singer, doing a lot of research before singing a role.
    He’s a talented painter.
    His first wife died in childbirth.
    He has a cult following.
    He has been called ‘the most recorded singer in history.’

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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