Helmut Pampuch

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Helmut Pampuch (30 January 1940 – 20 March 2008) was a German opera singer.

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.[1] 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.[2]

He died in 2008, aged 68, after long illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b Willer, Monika (26 March 2008). "Der beste "Mime" aller Zeiten: Tenor Helmut Pampuch ist tot". Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  2. ^ 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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