After studying voice in Frankfurt, he had his first contract at the opera theater there in
the 1939/40 season. 1940/41 Kaiserslautern, 1941–43 Mannheim, and 1943–49 again Frankfurt. Though he sang in
Düsseldorf 1949/50, in Wuppertal 1950/51 and 1953–55, and in Dortmund 1952/53, he always stayed connected to
Frankfurt, where he was a regular guest, as well as in Munich and Stuttgart.
Frankfurt was also where his voice was preserved, in numerous recordings for the local radio station.
Fendt had two specializations: lieder on the one hand, Italian opera on the other, particularly lirico-spinto roles (Manrico,
Radames, Alvaro, Turiddu, Canio and so on).
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens