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Franz Mazura (1924–2020)

Franz Mazura was born on April 12, 1924 in Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor, known for The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977), Lulu (1979) and Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980). He was married to Elisabeth Friedmann. He died on January 23, 2020 in Mannheim, Germany. See full bio »


(age 95) in Mannheim, Germany

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Known For

The Metropolitan Opera Presents Dr. Schön / Frank / Jack the Ripper / Klingsor
Lulu Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper
Tannhäuser Biteroff


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 2013 Elektra, tragédie en un acte (TV Movie)
Der Pfleger des Orest
 1980-1993 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Klingsor / Frank / Dr. Schön / ...
- Parsifal (1993) ... Klingsor
- Die Fledermaus (1986) ... Frank
- Lulu (1980) ... Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper
 1981 Der Ring des Nibelungen (TV Mini Series)
- Götterdämmerung (1981) ... Gunther
 1979 Lulu (TV Movie)
Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper
 1978 Tannhäuser (TV Movie)
 1963/III Leonce und Lena (TV Movie)
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 2017 Wagner-Legende Waltraud Meier (TV Movie documentary)

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Elisabeth Friedmann  (her death)  (2 children)

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Mazura's career as an opera singer was extremely long. He performed in 2017 in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli's opera Lot, in the role of Abraham, at age 93. See more »


Most often performs as creepy villains and weird characters, but he is quite versatile and capable of strong portrayals of good guys too. See more »

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