Gösta Winbergh

Biography

Born: December 30, 1943; Stockholm, Sweden   Died: March 19, 2002; Vienna, Austria  
Although he had enjoyed a distinguished career lasting three decades, Gösta Winbergh died prematurely while still in excellent voice. Thorough training and conscientious attention to vocal health enabled the tenor to move from primacy in Mozart roles into spinto, dramatic, and even heroic roles during his final ten years. With a broad, handsome face and a trim, sturdy physique, Winbergh was valued for the strength and manliness he brought first Read more to the Mozart repertory and, later, to such roles as Walter von Stolzing, Lohengrin, Parsifal, and in the higher tessitura of Strauss' Bacchus. In the final years allotted to him, he even undertook such heldentenor roles as Tristan, Siegmund, and Siegfried, bringing to these the same firm, steady beauty of tone that had marked his work in the lyric repertory. Few singers of any voice range have ever made such a far-ranging transition while avoiding deterioration in sound and steadiness.

Winbergh's exposure to music came early through his mother, a concert pianist. After a brief fling with pop music, the young man applied himself to serious music. Identified as having a promising voice, Winbergh was introduced to Martin Oehman, once a prominent Wagnerian before entering a second career as a teacher. Although Oehman had seemed a good choice (he listed Nicolai Gedda among his students), he died before Winbergh had completed a year's study. Shortly before his death, Oehman had referred the young tenor to Swedish baritone Erik Saedén, a respected artist and an advocate of placing the voice as naturally as possible. Following two years of vocal training, Winbergh joined the opera school in Stockholm and completed another two years of concentrated study.

Winbergh's professional stage debut in 1973 came in Göteborg, where he sang mostly lighter Romantic-period roles with occasional forays into operetta. After this solid experience, he was engaged by the Royal Opera in his native city and there began to specialize in Mozart, also undertaking concert work, both with orchestra and in recital. 1981 brought Winbergh to Zürich, where he stayed until 1986, establishing a residence where he remained even after he left the company. Soon, Winbergh had added Munich, Vienna, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Milan, Berlin, London, and many other major houses and numerous festivals to his schedule.

Although heavier roles were largely future dreams in the 1980s, Winbergh began exploring that repertory in 1992 with a Lohengrin at Zürich. Subsequently, he essayed Parsifal in Berlin (after a Stockholm trial), Tristan in Stockholm and Vienna, and Siegmund in Zürich. In the meantime, he had added Walter in Die Meistersinger (sung in several major theaters) Gherman in Pique Dame, and the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten (the latter two in Zürich).

Winbergh evinced little interest in contemporary opera, protesting that he was too decidedly a natural singer. His concern for maintaining a fresh voice led him to work with Nicolai Gedda for a number of years; even as he added the heaviest parts in the German repertory to his schedule, he retained a focused and unstrained top register for Strauss. His recorded Bacchus attests to that just as his ringing Florestan in an excellent Naxos recording of Fidelio melds lyric fluidity with dramatic strength. Winbergh was treasured by the finest conductors of his time. An artist of the first rank, he was also respected by his colleagues as a considerate, generous man. Read less

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Born: December 30, 1943; Stockholm, Sweden   Died: March 19, 2002; Vienna, Austria  
Although he had enjoyed a distinguished career lasting three decades, Gösta Winbergh died prematurely while still in excellent voice. Thorough training and conscientious attention to vocal health enabled the tenor to move from primacy in Mozart roles into spinto, dramatic, and even heroic roles during his final ten years. With a broad, handsome face and a trim, sturdy physique, Winbergh was valued for the strength and manliness he brought first Read more
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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384 - Ouvertüre
Mozart: Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Hier soll ich dich denn sehen...Aber wie soll ich in den Palast komm"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden" - "Verwünscht seist du samt deinem Liede!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Solche hergelaufne Laffen" - "Was bist du nur für ein Mensch!" - "Erst geköpft, dann gehangen"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Konstanze, dich wiederzusehen" - "O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Singt dem großen Bassa Lieder"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Ach ich liebte, war so glücklich"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Marsch! Trollt euch fort!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - Welcher Wechsel . . . Traurigkeit ward
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Martern aller Arten"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Kein Bassa, keine Konstanze mehr da?"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Frisch zum Kampfe"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Ach Belmonte! Ach, mein Leben!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Ich baue ganz auf deine Stärke"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "In Mohrenland gefangen war"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Ha, wie will ich triumphieren"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Welch ein Geschick!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Nie werd' ich deine Huld verkennen" - "Bassa Selim lebe lange"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Bassa Selim lebe lange"
Don Pasquale, Act III Seconda Scena: Via, caro sposino (Norina/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act III Seconda Scena: Via, caro sposino (Norina/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Tornami a dir che m'ami (Norina/Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Tornami a dir che m'ami (Norina/Ernesto)
A Faust Symphony, S.108: I. Faust (Lento assai - Allegro impetuoso - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)
A Faust Symphony, S.108: II. Gretchen (Andante soave)
A Faust Symphony, S.108: III. Mephistopheles (Words by Goethe: Allegro vivace ironico - Andante mistico [Apotheosis])
Preludio - "Bel conforto"
"Quanto è bella"
"Benedette queste carte!"
"Come Paride vezzoso"
"Una parola, Adina"
"Che vuol dire codesta suonata?"
"Udite, udite, o rustici"
"Ardir! Ha forse il cielo"
"Caro elisir! Sei mio!"
"Tran, tran, tran, tran - In guerra ed in amor"
"Signor sargente"
Introduzione
"Poichè, cantar vi alletta"
"Le feste nuziale"
"La donna è un animale"
"Saria possibile?"
"Dell' elisir mirabile"
"Come sen va contento"
"Una furtiva lagrima"
"Eccola!"
Alto! Fronte!
"Ei corregge ogni difetto"
Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Der Tamboursg'sell
Das irdische Leben
Verlor'ne Müh
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
Urlicht
Revelge
Rheinlegendchen
Lob des hohen Verstandes
Trost im Unglück
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
Das himmlische Leben
Overture
Act I: Duet: Jetzt, Schatzchen, jetzt sind wir allein (Jaquino, Marzelline)
Act I: Dialogue: Armer Jaquino (Marzelline)
Act I: Aria: O war' ich schon mit dir vereint (Marzelline)
Act I: Dialogue: Marzelline? Marzelline? (Rocco, Marzelline, Jaquino, Leonore)
Act I: Quartet: Mir ist so wunderbar (Marzelline, Leonore, Rocco, Jaquino)
Act I: Dialogue: Hore Fidelio! (Rocco, Marzelline)
Act I: Aria: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Rocco)
Act I: Dialogue: Ihr habt recht, Vater Rocco (Leonore, Rocco, Marzelline)
Act I: Terzetto: Gut Sohnchen, gut (Rocco, Leonore, Marzelline)
Act I: March
Act I: Dialogue: Drei Schildwachen auf den Wall (Pizarro, Rocco)
Act I: Aria and Chorus: Ha! welch ein Augenblick! (Pizarro, The Watch)
Act I: Dialogue: Hauptmann! Besteigen Sie mit einem Trompeter (Pizarro, Rocco)
Act I: Recitative and Aria: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin? (Leonore)
Act I: Dialogue: Marzelline! Marzelline!! (Jaquino, Marzelline, Rocco, Leonore)
Act I: Finale: O welche Lust (Chorus of Prisoners)
Act I: Nun sprecht, wie ging's? (Leonore, Rocco, Marzelline, Jaquino, Pizarro)
Act I: Leb'wohl, du warmes Sonnenlicht (Prisoners, Marzelline, Leonore, Jaquino, Pizarro, Rocco)
I. Erste Begegnung. Del rosal vengo, mi madre (Soprano, Alto)
II. Intermezzo. Si dormis, doncella (Tenor, Bass)
III. Liebesgram. Alguna vez (Soprano, Alto)
IV. In der Nacht. Todos duermen corazon (Soprano, Tenor)
V. Es ist verrathen. Ser de amor esa pasion (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
VI. Melancholie. Quien viese aquel dia (Soprano)
VII. GestAndnis. Mis amores tanto os amo (Tenor)
VIII. Botschaft. Cojo jazmin y clavel (Soprano, Alto)
IX. Ich bin geliebt. Dira cuanto dijere (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 - Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Notte e giorno faticar"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Leporello, ove sei?"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - Ah! del padre in periglio (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - Ma qual mai s'offre, oh Dei (Donna Anna, Don Ottavio)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Orsù, spicciati presto"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Ah! chi mi dice mai" - "Udisti? qualche bella"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Chi è là?"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Madamina, il catalogo è questo"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "In questa forma dunque"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Giovinette, che fate all'amore"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Manco male, è partita"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Ho capito, signor sì!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Alfin siam liberati"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Là ci darem la mano"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Fermati, scellerato!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Ah, fuggi il traditor"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - Mi par ch'oggi il demonio si diverta (Don Giovanni, Don Ottavio, Donna Anna / Donna Elvira)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - Ah, ti ritrovo ancor (Donna Elvira)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Non ti fidar, o misera"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Povera sventurata!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Don Ottavio... son morta!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Or sai chi l'onore"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Come mai creder deggio"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Dalla sua pace"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Io deggio ad ogni patto"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Fin ch'han dal vino"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Masetto... senti un po'..."
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Batti, batti, o bel Masetto"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Guarda un po' come seppe questa strega"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Presto, presto... pria ch'ei venga"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - Su svegliatevi, da bravi (Don Giovanni, Servi)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Tra quest'arbori celata"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Bisogna aver corragio"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 1 - "Riposate, vezzose ragazze"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Eh via, buffone, non mi seccar"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Leporello!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ah! taci, ingiusto core"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - Amico, che ti par? (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - Eccomi a voi! (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Leporello)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Deh! vieni alla finestra"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - V'è gente alla finestra (Don Giovanni)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - Non ci stanchiamo (Masetto, Don Giovanni)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Metà di voi qua vadano"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Zitto... Lascia ch'io senta... Ottimamente"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - Ahi, ahi! La testa mia!
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Vedrai, carino"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Di molte faci il lume"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Sola, sola in buio loco"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Dunque quello sei tu"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ah! pietà, signori miei!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ferma, perfido; ferma"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Il mio tesoro intanto"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "In quali eccessi" (K. 540c, Recitative)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata" (K. 540c, Aria)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ah! ah! ah! questa è buona!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "O statua gentilissima"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Calmatevi, idol mio"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Crudele? Ah no! mio bene!"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Non mi dir, bell'idol mio"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ah, si segua il suo passo"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Già la mensa è preparata"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "L'ultima prova"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti"
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2 - "Ah! dov'è il perfido?"
Don Pasquale: Overture
Don Pasquale, Act I Prima scena: Son nov'ore (Pasquale/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act I Seconda Scena: Bella siccome un angelo (Malatesta/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act I Seconda Scena: E mia sorella! (Malatesta/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act I Seconda Scena: Ah! Un foco insolito (Pasquale/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act I Seconda Scena: Son rinato. Or si parli al nipotino (Pasquale/Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act I Terza Scena: Prender moglie? ... Sì, signore (Pasquale/Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act I Terza Scena: Sogno soave e casto (Ernesto/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act I Terza Scena: Due parole ancor di volo (Ernesto/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act I Terza Scena: Ah! Mi fa il destin mendico (Ernesto/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quarta Scena: 'Quel guardo il cavaliere' (Norina)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quarta Scena: So anch'io la virtù magica (Norina)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quarta Scena: E il Dottor non si vede! (Norina/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quinta Scena: Pronto io son, purch'io non manchi (Norina/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quinta Scena: Mi volete fiera? (Norina/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act I Quinta Scena: Vado, corro (Norina/Malatesta)
Don Pasquale, Act II Prima Scena: Povero Ernesto! (Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act II Prima Scena: Chercherò lontana terra (Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act II Prima Scena: E se fia che ad altro oggetto (Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act II Seconda Scena: Quando avrete introdotto (Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Com' è gentil la notte a mezzo (Ernesto/Coro)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Tornami a dir che m'ami (Norina/Ernesto)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Eccoli: attenti bene ... (Pasquale/Malatesta/Norina)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Eccomi (Ernesto/Malatesta/Norina/Pasquale)
Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Bravo, bravo, Don Pasquale (Malatesta/Norina/Ernesto/Pasquale/Coro)
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384 - Ouvertüre
Mozart: Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Hier soll ich dich denn sehen...Aber wie soll ich in den Palast komm"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden" - "Verwünscht seist du samt deinem Liede!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Solche hergelaufne Laffen" - "Was bist du nur für ein Mensch!" - "Erst geköpft, dann gehangen"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Konstanze, dich wiederzusehen" - "O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Singt dem großen Bassa Lieder"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Ach ich liebte, war so glücklich"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 1 - "Marsch! Trollt euch fort!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - Welcher Wechsel . . . Traurigkeit ward
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Martern aller Arten"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Kein Bassa, keine Konstanze mehr da?"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Frisch zum Kampfe"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 2 - "Ach Belmonte! Ach, mein Leben!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Ich baue ganz auf deine Stärke"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "In Mohrenland gefangen war"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Ha, wie will ich triumphieren"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Welch ein Geschick!"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Nie werd' ich deine Huld verkennen" - "Bassa Selim lebe lange"
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Act 3 - "Bassa Selim lebe lange"


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