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Fritz Wunderlich, Life and Legend

A portrait of the German tenor

Fritz Wunderlich, Life and Legend A portrait of the German tenor


Fritz Wunderlich is considered as one of the most important tenors of all times. In 2008, the BBC music magazine awarded him the 4th position after Plácido Domingo, Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti.

" 'Fritz Wunderlich is one of those singers whom I've never felt were historical. In his recordings he sounds so much of the present, that it's as though he were still among us.' These comments by Rolando Villazón make it clear that the book of Fritz Wunderlich's life is by no means closed. Forty years after his tragic death, he is a far more potent presence through his recordings than he was during his lifetime. He continues to reach his public, whether they be fans who know his recordings inside-out or people hearing his voice for the first time. But there are also recordings of his that are bound up with a particular time: his films. They represent his own view of things or, rather, of people. He filmed his family and friends, the people he grew up with, his colleagues…"

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  • Directed by: Thomas Stähler
  • Production date: 2006
  • Duration: 58 min
  • Production: © Loopfilm GmbH / Wunderlich Medien GbR
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, ES


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