Lorenz Fehenberger (
August 24, 1912, Oberweidach, Upper Bavaria- July 29, 1984, Munich) was a German operatic tenor, particularly associated with the German and Italian repertories.
Fehenberger began singing as a boy in a church choir, later studying voice with Elisabeth Wolff in Munich. He made his stage debut in
Graz, as the Italian singer in " Der Rosenkavalier", in 1939. He then sang at the Staatsoper Dresdenfrom 1941 to 1945, and made his debut at the Munich State Operain 1946. He sang regularly at the Salzburg Festivalbetween 1949 and 1962, where he created the role of Haemon in Carl Orff's "Antigone". He also sang at the Vienna State Opera(1951-52).
He made guest appearances in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, also appearing at the
Teatro Colonin Buenos Aires (1951), and the Royal Opera Housein London (1953).
Fehenberger was much admired as Lohengrin and Walther, but also gained considerable acclaim in Italian roles such as; Duke of Mantua, Riccardo, Alvaro, Radames, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi, as well as
Bizet's Don Jose. He was also active as a recitalist, often appearing in oratorioby Bach, Handel, and Haydn.
* "Lohengrin" - Lorenz Fehenberger,
Annelies Kupper, Helena Braun, Ferdinand Frantz, Otto Von Rohr - Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Eugen Jochum- Deutsche Grammophon(1953)
* "Ein Maskenball" - Lorenz Fehenberger, Walburga Wagner,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Martha Modl, Anny Schlemm- Cologne Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Fritz Busch- Cantus Classics (1951)
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