William Wernigk

(1894-1973)

William Wernigk, born Feb. 5th, 1894, in Chemnitz; died Jan. 21st, 1973, in Vienna. After being wounded in WWI, he moved to Vienna and trained his voice as an autodidact; he made his debut in 1919 at the Vienna Staatsoper, whose member he was to remain until 1963! He always sang comprimario and buffo parts.

William Wernigk sings Siegfried: Wand'rer heißt mich die Welt , with Ludwig Hofmann
In RA Format

I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording, and notes.

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