b. Berlin (Germany), May 28, 1925, German singer (baritone); repeatedly guest performer at the Vienna State Opera, regular performances at the Salzburg Festival. Also a well-known singer of lieder. Wide repertoire extending from Romantic composers (e.g. F. Schubert) to 20th-century composers (e.g. G. von Einem, H. W. Henze). Retired from singing in 1992; since then conductor, teacher and author.
Publications#Schubert und seine Lieder, 1996; Die Welt des Gesangs, 1999; Zeit eines Lebens, 2000 (autobiography).