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Hermann Uhde

Is anyone familiar with the bass-baritone Hermann Uhde?

He was known as The Flying Dutchman, Scarpia in Tosca, and Escamillo in Carmen.

I heard a recording of his and fell madly in love with his deep and eerie voice. I thought I would spread my love.

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by Anonymousreply 39March 17, 2023 12:55 AM

I would be more surprised if DL has heard of him tbh.

by Anonymousreply 1January 7, 2023 11:38 PM

Never heard of him but he has a great face.

by Anonymousreply 2January 8, 2023 12:16 AM

R2 Yes. Listen to the attached aria too, please. Give me your thoughts.

by Anonymousreply 3January 8, 2023 12:24 AM

He was also Wotan in earlier, pre-1955 Keilberth, Rings. I know him because I’m a huge fan of post-war Bayreuth and have many, many recordings. Not a huge fan though. I prefer Hotter by a mile in everything he sang.

by Anonymousreply 4January 8, 2023 12:25 AM

Definitely Big Dick Face.

by Anonymousreply 5January 8, 2023 12:32 AM

R4 I assume you are referring to Hans Hotter? Why do you like him better?

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by Anonymousreply 6January 8, 2023 12:35 AM

I met Uhde in Zürich during the War. He had great fun with my crowd and he was to join us at St. Moritz for the holidays. Unfortunately affairs took me back to the Shanghai French Concession, where I remained for most of the hostilities. I invited Hermann to join me at my garçonnière on Rue Mercier, just near le Cercle Sportif Français. He would have loved Dashijie (The Great World) and perhaps performed, but I never saw him again after the war. He didn't have a big dick, folks.

by Anonymousreply 7January 8, 2023 12:44 AM

[R6], yes, Hans Hotter, probably the foremost Wagnerian bass- baritone in the history of recorded music. He was an incredible actor, and this transpires so well through his recordings. I think this is what sets him apart to Uhde and other bass-baritones (like London). Fabulous singers yes, but Hotter would always bring in this additional layer of humanity, that completely draws you in the role.

by Anonymousreply 8January 8, 2023 12:54 AM

R7 He died in 1965. How old are you?

R8 Interesting. I will have to give him a listen. I want to watch more Wagner. The only opera of his that I have seen in Tannhauser (which I fallen in love with on repeat viewings).

by Anonymousreply 9January 8, 2023 12:56 AM

I'm 109. Look 72.

by Anonymousreply 10January 8, 2023 1:07 AM

R10 lol funny

by Anonymousreply 11January 8, 2023 2:20 AM

R9, if you are at the beginning of your Wagnerian journey, then I would suggest you also listen to/watch Lohengrin. Absolutely wonderful masterpiece without yet the “difficulties” of later works. Plenty of reference recordings out there, from all eras, and if you want to watch it first, a beautiful recent production would be the Dresden Thielemann with Beczala and Netrebko.

by Anonymousreply 12January 8, 2023 2:37 AM

R12 Thank you! Lohengrin is on my list. There is a production at La Scala on Youtube that I would like to watch. The Acts are separate videos btw

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by Anonymousreply 13January 8, 2023 5:50 AM

R6, this is DL. Hotter is better.

by Anonymousreply 14January 8, 2023 7:06 PM

R14. No, for opera it is all about the voice

by Anonymousreply 15January 8, 2023 9:03 PM

Great voice!!

by Anonymousreply 16January 11, 2023 3:47 PM

I have not, OP, but now?

Imma look him up.


by Anonymousreply 17January 11, 2023 4:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 18January 11, 2023 4:03 PM

Hans Hotter is my porn name

by Anonymousreply 19January 11, 2023 4:14 PM

Was not familiar, but thank you for sharing, OP. He does have a unique tone.

by Anonymousreply 20January 11, 2023 4:21 PM

R17 and R20 Sarcasm?

by Anonymousreply 21January 11, 2023 9:58 PM

No. Strangely enough, that was sincere. I surprise even myself.

by Anonymousreply 22January 15, 2023 9:57 AM

R22 He is a hidden gem with a booming deep voice.

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by Anonymousreply 24January 17, 2023 2:48 AM

I wonder if he was a Nazi sympathizer like other German musicians

by Anonymousreply 25January 17, 2023 3:36 PM

R4 I have been listening to both, I think I like Hermann Uhde better, but Hans Hotter has an amazing voice, too. I'm going to create a thread on Hotter.

by Anonymousreply 26January 22, 2023 5:37 PM

Gorgeous and deep voice

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by Anonymousreply 27January 24, 2023 1:16 AM

Love him in Lohengrin

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by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2023 1:18 AM

Was he a Nazi?

by Anonymousreply 29February 27, 2023 2:08 AM

He was a soldier for/in Wehrmacht

by Anonymousreply 30March 17, 2023 12:18 AM

I don't like the sound of his face.

by Anonymousreply 31March 17, 2023 12:21 AM

R31 Really? I think he was hot

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by Anonymousreply 32March 17, 2023 12:26 AM

Was he gay?

by Anonymousreply 33March 17, 2023 12:26 AM

R33 He was a Nazi, so I doubt it

by Anonymousreply 34March 17, 2023 12:31 AM

[quote] Listen to the attached aria too, please. Give me your thoughts.

R3 I'm too busy listening to the Wagner to hear the Uhde.

by Anonymousreply 35March 17, 2023 12:34 AM

R35 you don't like?

by Anonymousreply 36March 17, 2023 12:36 AM

I can't answer yet. I need ten minutes to recover after being Wagnerised.

by Anonymousreply 37March 17, 2023 12:39 AM

R34, Edmund Heines and Ernst Roehm were gay.....

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