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German tenor.

Helmut Melchert trained initially as a pianist before switching to singing, with his early career focussing on concert and oratorio work.

After starting to appear in opera he joined the Hamburg ensemble in 1944, and was seen as a specialist in modern repertoire. His roles included Strauss (Herod, Aegisth); Stravinsky (Oedipus); Hindemith (Albrecht Mathis der Maler); Dallapiccola (Grand Inquisitor Il prigioniero) and Henze (Elector The Prince of Homburg).

Roles in Scotland

Albrecht von Brandenburg Cardinal Archbishop of Mainz
Mathis der Maler 1952
First Priest
Zauberflöte 1952
First Armed Man
Zauberflöte 1952
Oedipus King of Thebes
Oedipus Rex 1956
Herod Antipas Tetrarch of Judaea
Salome 1956
Aegisth Klytämnestra's lover
Elektra 1968

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