Helmut Pampuch (30 January 1940 – 20 March 2008) was a German operatic tenor.
Pampuch, a native of Upper Silesia, was a member, from 1973 to 2005, of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where he sang numerous parts of the buffo tenor repertoire, for instance Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus. His most famous role was that of Mime in Patrice Chéreau's production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen 1976 at the Bayreuth Festival.
He died in 2008, aged 68, after long illness.
- Willer, Monika (26 March 2008). "Der beste "Mime" aller Zeiten: Tenor Helmut Pampuch ist tot". Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- Levin, David J. (2007). Unsettling opera: staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Zemlinsky. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-47522-6. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
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