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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925–2012)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was born on May 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany as Albert Dietrich Fischer. He was an actor, known for Children of Men (2006), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Le nozze di Figaro (1975). He was married to Julia Varady, Christina Pugel-Schule, Ruth Leuwerik and Irmgard Poppen. He died on May 18, 2012 in Starnberg, Bavaria, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Children of Men
Children of Men Soundtrack
(2006)
The Talented Mr. Ripley
(1999)
Le nozze di Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro Il Conte di Almaviva
(1975)
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
(1961)

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 1981 Elektra
Orest
 1972 Novae de infinito laudes (TV Movie)
Baß
 1971 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
Sprecher
 1965 Don Carlo (TV Movie)
Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa
 1965 Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (TV Movie)
Marchese von Posa
 1961 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
Don Giovanni
 1960 Arabella (TV Movie)
Mandryka
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He performed Benjamin Britten's opera, "War Requiem" at his premiere. See more »

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He regularly sold out concert halls all over the world until his retirement at the end of 1992. The precisely articulated accuracy of his performances, in which text and music were presented as equal partners, established standards that endure today. The current widespread interest in German Romantic art song is mainly due to his efforts. Perhaps most admired as a singer of Schubert Lieder, ... See more »

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