Heinz Zednik

born 21 February 1940 Vienna

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Debut 1964 in Graz; a member of the Wiener Staatsoper from late 1964 until retiring in 2017. He was always 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 (Kaťa Kabanová 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.

Heinz Zednik sings Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar, with Patricia Wise, Gunilla Wallén and Matti Salminen
In RA format

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