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.