Alfred Pfeifle

22 May 1916 Stuttgart – 9 April 1986 Stuttgart

Alfred Pfeifle singsDie lustige Witwe: Wie eine Rosenknospe ... Komm in den kleinen Pavillon, with Gerda Scheyrer

He studied voice in his home town with Max Roth (whose daughter he married) and Fritz Windgassen.

He began in 1938 in Freiburg; 1941/42 Düsseldorf, 1942–49 Hamburg, 1949–76 Stuttgart, where he enjoyed great popularity.

He was always a comprimario and impressed, not least, by his acting abilities. Important roles: Jacquino, Monostatos, Pedrillo, Mime, David, Don Basilio (Nozze), Vašek, Peter Iwanow (Zar und Zimmermann), Doctor Cajus, Valzacchi. He also sang a lot of 20th century music, and participated in several world premieres.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
Picture source: Bach Cantatas

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