Obituary: Karl-Heinz Stryczek Dies At 80

German operatic bass-baritone Karl-Heinz Stryczek has died at 80 on Jan. 24, 2018.

The bass-baritone who was born on May 5, 1937, in Nikelsdorf, Germany was well-known for his work in the German repertoire and occasionally sang Verdi.

He was a beloved artist at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Semper Oper Dresden and recorded many operas including “Lohengrin” alongside Martin Ritzmann as well as Wagner’s “Das Rheingold.” There is also a recording of Verdi’s “Aida” with Giuseppe Patane conducting and a recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. He also has a recording of Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with conductor Herbert Kegel. Many of his recordings were made for Eterna, Eurodisc, and Electrola.

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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