Herbert Brewer

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Herbert Brauer (born November 3, 1915 in Berlin ; † November 4, 2013 in Berlin) was a German concert and opera singer specializing in the lyrical baritone .


After graduating from a humanistic grammar school in Berlin, Brauer first studied dentistry, then attended the University of Music Education and Church Music in Berlin and began studying music at the university, where he obtained a doctorate in 1942 in Gießen. phil. followed (Goethe's song poetry with Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf). From 1935 to 1939 he also studied singing with Karl Schmitt-Walter and Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender . In 1945 he made his debut as an opera singer at the Berlin State Opera , where he was part of the ensemble until 1948 and worked with Walter Felsenstein . Other stages were among others Zurich and the Städtische Oper Berlin . In the course of his stage career, Brauer sang numerous classical roles such as “Besenbinder” in Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck , “Papageno” in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte , “Posa” in Don Carlos , “Dr. Malatesta ”in Don Pasquale , the“ Tsar Peter ”in Albert Lortzing's Zar und Zimmermann ,“ Count Eberbach ”in Der Wildschütz ,“ Jupiter ”in Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld and the“ Count Almaviva ”in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro ,“ Pierrot "in The Dead City by Erich Wolfgang Korngold ," Guglielmo "in Mozart's Così fan tutte ," Venetian Merchant "in Sadko von Rimski-Korsakow ," Dr. Falke ”in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss . On March 13, 1951, he took part in the world premiere of R. Oboussier's ' Amphitryon ' at the Städtische Oper Berlin and on June 20, 1952, he sang the title role in the new version of Paul Hindemith 's ' Cardillac ' in Zurich .

In addition, Brauer, who also held the title of professor, taught at the Berlin University of the Arts. His students included Josef Becker, Lee Kwang-Keun , Kwangchul Youn and Jonathan de la Paz Zaens .

In addition, he took on singing and speaking roles in various radio productions of the SFB, RIAS, NWDR, BR and SDR. In addition, Brauer dubbed actors in vocal parts for film productions, such as Claus Holm as "Fluth" in DEFA's 1950 production The Funny Wives of Windsor .

Herbert Brauer died just one day after his 98th birthday in Berlin. He was buried on November 15, 2013 in the Dahlem cemetery.



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  1. ↑ Obituary notice in the Tagesspiegel from November 10, 2013 ( Memento of the original from November 10, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / trauer.tagesspiegel.de
  2. Music and Education , Volume 16, B. Schott's Sons 1984, p. 475.
  3. http://www.mphil.de/de/haben/?m=7&kal_y=2002&P_ID=1068
  4. http://www.kulturbuero-goettingen.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1024:jonathan-de-la-paz-zaens&catid=162  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.kulturbuero-goettingen.de  
  5. ^ Hans-Jürgen Mende: Lexicon of Berlin burial places . Pharus-Plan, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-86514-206-1 , p. 567. Obituary notice in the Tagesspiegel from November 10, 2013.