Heinz Zednik, born Feb. 21st, 1940, in Vienna. Debut 1964 in Graz; a member of the Wiener Staatsoper
from late 1964 to this day (2007), though his performances have become rare in the last years. He
has always been a comprimario, and for decades the Staatsoper's first and foremost comprimario.
While his many Italian and French roles were, at least for me, strenuous listening to, he was a
really important, excellent Mime (regularly at the Bayreuth festival), and good also in the Slavic
repertoire (Katja Kabanova for example, or Khovanshchina). Highly thought-of actor, too,
which I for one did never understand. Ventured occasionally into roles like Loge,
with very unsatisfying results.
In RA Format
| Heinz Zednik sings ||Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar , with Gunilla Wallen, Patricia Wise and Matti Salminen
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording, picture and notes.