William Wernigk

5 February 1894 Chemnitz – 21 January 1973 Vienna

After being wounded in WWI, Wernigk 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

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