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William Wildermann (Bass-Baritone)

Born: December 12, 1919 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died: May 16, 2004 - Stamford, New York, USA

The German-born American bass-baritone William (Bill) Karl Wildermann, had a life-long journey in the opera world. Starting at Radio City Music Hall, he was employed at State Theatre in Stuttgart, Germany for many years as well as being part of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and the New York City Opera.

William Wildermann was a World War II veteran and USO performer. His operatic career included performances at Carnegie Hall and performing for the Queen of England at Convent Garden. Performances in Israel, Argentina, the Washington Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera are among just a few of the remarkable stops on his memorial journey.

A member of the Presbyterian Church in Jewett and the German American Club of the Northern Catskills, William Wildermann overwhelmed everyone with his gift of song and his powerful bass baritone voice.


Source: Green Country New York Website
Contributed by:
Daryl Yoder (July 2005); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 01-06, July 2011)

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BWV 244

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Obituaries from the Daily Mail - May 2004 (Green Country New York)

 

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