Hermann Becht

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Hermann Becht (19 March 1939, Karlsruhe – 12 February 2009, Marxzell) was a German operatic bass-baritone. He notably portrayed the role of Alberich in the 1983 recording of Richard Wagner's The Ring Cycle which won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. He also portrayed Alberich in the centennial Ring under conductor Pierre Boulez, directed by Patrice Chéreau in 1980. [1]


  • Bayreuther Festspiele. Hermann Becht (in German)
  • Cummings, David (ed.) (2000). ""Becht, Hermann", International Who's Who in Classical Music, p. 45. Routledge. ISBN 0-948875-53-4
  • Der Standard (13 February 2009). "Opernsänger Hermann Becht gestorben" (obituary). (in German)
  • Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. Hermann Becht (in German)

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