After WWII, he studied voice; in 1947, he was accepted into the operatic studio of the Berlin
State Opera, where he became a regular member in 1950. 1952/53, he sang in Hagen, 1953–56 in Cologne, 1956–59 in
Mannheim, 1959/60 in Augsburg.
For the rest of his career, he worked as a freelance artist. He made a lot of guest appearances on an international
level: Bayreuth, Lyon, Monte Carlo, Strasbourg, Venice, Lisbon, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Paris.
His repertory was varied indeed: Siegmund, Tannhäuser, Melot, Froh, Loge, Bacchus, Herodes, Tambourmajor, Ruggiero in
Händel's Alcina, Shujskij, Florestan, Barinkay, Paris...
After leaving the stage, he disappeared from public attention, and nothing is known about his death.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens