Lorenz FehenbergerGerman Tenor
* 1912-08-24 Oberweidach (Oberbayern)
Lorenz Fehenberger started singing as a choir singer at the Basilika in Altötting, before he started to study singing with Elisabeth Wolff in Munich. He debuted in "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Graz opera in 1939. From 1941 to 1945, he sang at the Dresden State Opera. From 1946 to 1977, he was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. Fehenberger created the role of Haemon in Carl Orff's "Antigonae" at the Salzburger Festspiele in 1949, where also sang frequently in concert performances from 1949 to 1967. He was a guest to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London), the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), the Maggio Fiorentino (Florence), the Vienna State Opera, and to opera companies in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In 1976, he appeared at the world premiere of Joseph Tal's "Die Versuchung" at Munich, where he gave his farewell performance as Wirt in "Der Rosenkavalier" in 1977.