Ingvar Wixell

Biography

Born: May 7, 1931; Laleå  
Ingvar Wixell is one of the leading operatic baritones of the twentieth century. He had a commanding stage presence and dark baritone voice that made him suited for the most dramatic roles, but was also highly effective in comic roles.

He studied in Stockholm. His first operatic appearance was as Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute. His first international appearance came when the Stockholm Royal Opera visited London's Covent Garden in
Read more 1960. Then he performed as Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina.

His first appearance at Glyndebourne Festival Opera was as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. Later that year, he sang the same role at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and was thereupon invited to join it. He became a member of the company in 1963. In 1965 he sang in the popular Eurovision Song Contest. In 1966 he created the role of Pentheus in the world premiere of Hans Werner Henze's The Bassarids at Salzburg. His American debut was in San Francisco as Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, and first sang at the Met in 1973 as Rigoletto.

The Deutsche Oper was the company with which he was most closely associated. He remained on its roster for 35 years, leaving it after his final performance as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca on November 9, 1998. Scarpia might have been his signature role, but he also sang many Verdi roles, including Don Carlo in La forza del destino, Simon Boccanegra, and Rigoletto. Others of his most important roles were Eugene Onegin, Mandryka in Strauss's Arabella, and the Count in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. In the later part of his career he became a memorable exponent of Verdi's Falstaff, and in 1998 received raves for his singing and comic acting in Donizetti's Viva la Mamma! as Mamma Agatha. Read less
Verdi: Rigoletto / Chailly, Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova
Release Date: 07/29/2014   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002092259   Number of Discs: 1
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    Verdi: Rigoletto / Chailly, Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002092259 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Ingvar Wixell,  Ferruccio Furlanetto
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Donizetti: La Figlia Del Reggimento, Etc / Martinotti, Et Al
    Label: Gala   Catalog: 7704863 Release Date: 05/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  François Castel,  Jaime Baro,  Michel Bouvier,  Wladimiro Ganzarolli  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Martinotti,  Giuseppe Patané
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Verdi: Il Trovatore
    Label: Bella Voce   Catalog: 7702554 Release Date: 05/03/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Spoken Word
    Performer:  Ingvar Wixell,  Clifford Grant,  Linda Roark,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
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    Verdi: The Complete Works
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001806202 Release Date: 03/05/2013   Number of Discs: 75
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Maria Guleghina,  Samuel Ramey,  Violeta Urmana,  Sara Fulgoni  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Lamberto Gardelli,  James Levine,  Richard Bonynge  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  London Voices,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 5.
    Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Caballe, Carreras, Wixel
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001727802 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Patricia Payne,  Ingvar Wixell,  José Carreras,  Montserrat Caballé
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Mozart At Salzburg Festival - Le Nozze Di Figaro, Die Zauberflote, La Clemenza Di Tito
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107521 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Elina Garanca,  Michael Schade,  Barbara Bonney,  Vesselina Kasarova  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  James Levine,  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Puccini: Il Trittico / Maazel, Cotrubas, Scotto, Horne, Gobbi, New Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 7527292 Release Date: 11/22/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Tito Gobbi,  Placido Domingo,  Renata Scotto,  Ileana Cotrubas  ... 
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    The Opera Album 2011
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566102 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Alfredo Catalani  ... 
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel,  Anna Netrebko,  Andrea Bocelli,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth,  Gianandrea Noseda,  Zubin Mehta,  Antonio Pappano  ... 
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    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4782494 Release Date: 08/13/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Ingvar Wixell,  José Carreras,  Robert Lloyd
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
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    Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Caballe, Carreras, Wixell
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 426560 Release Date: 07/28/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Ingvar Wixell,  José Carreras,  Patricia Payne
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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    Heroes & Villains - Opera's Leading Men
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001433902 Release Date: 06/01/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Georges Bizet,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi,  Rolando Villazón,  Nicolai Ghiaurov,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni,  Daniele Callegari,  Robin Stapleton,  Sir Colin Davis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra,  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan,  National Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Puccini: Il Trittico / Maazel, Scotto, Domingo, Cotrubas
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 79312 Release Date: 09/14/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Tito Gobbi,  Placido Domingo,  Renata Scotto,  Ileana Cotrubas  ... 
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Berry, Grist, Bohm
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107057 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alfred Pfeifel,  Edith Mathis,  Zoltan Kélémén,  Walter Berry  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Mozart: The Complete Operas [44-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001305102 Release Date: 08/04/2009   Number of Discs: 44
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Douglas Johnson,  Peter Schreier,  Inga Nielsen  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier,  Sir Colin Davis,  Uwe Christian Harrer,  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore / Pritchard, Cotrubas, Domingo, Royal Opera House Orchestra
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 7446442 Release Date: 03/03/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Sir Geraint Evans,  Ingvar Wixell
    Conductor:  John Pritchard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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    Highlights From Arena Di Verona - Favorite Opera Arias
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4441 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nicola Martinucci,  Ghena Dimitrova,  Rosalind Plowright,  Vladimir Atlantov  ... 
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    Verdi: Il Trovatore Highlights / Sutherland, Pavarotti
    Label: London/Decca Opera Gala Series   Catalog: 421310 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Norma Burrowes,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Marilyn Horne,  Ingvar Wixell  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Opera Chorus
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    Pavarotti - The Italian Opera Collection
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001086409 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giacomo Puccini,  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Juan Pons,  Teresa Stratas,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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    German Opera Masterworks
    Label: Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog: 9804 Release Date: 10/16/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  René Kollo,  Karl-Ernst Mercker,  Gundula Janowitz,  Mignon Dunn  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Wilhelm Furtwängler,  Karl Böhm,  Rudolf Moralt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 20.
    The World's Most Romantic Operas
    Label: Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog: 9807 Release Date: 10/16/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Jules Massenet,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Alessandro Maddalena,  Mirella Freni,  Nicolai Ghiuselev,  Franco Calabrese  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Peter Maag,  Nino Verchi,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Chorus Rome,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus  ... 
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  • 21.
    Opera Stories: An In-Depth Look At Ten Operas
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4228 Release Date: 09/04/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Vladimir Atlantov,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Piero Cappuccilli,  Fiorenza Cossotto  ... 
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    Verdi: Il Trovatore / Bonynge, Pavarotti, Sutherland, Horne
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000829702 Release Date: 04/10/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Ingvar Wixell,  Nicolai Ghiaurov  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Opera Chorus
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    Puccini: Tosca / Davis, Caballé, Carreras, Covent Garden
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186147 Release Date: 10/31/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Domenico Trimarchi,  Piero de Palma,  Ann Murray,  Montserrat Caballé  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Everybody's Opera
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000707102 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Richard Wagner,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Teresa Berganza,  Joan Edwards,  Margreta Elkins  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané,  Edward Downes,  Richard Bonynge,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  National Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Verdi: Rigoletto / Pavarotti, Wixell, Gruberova, Chailly
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000658109 Release Date: 07/04/2006  
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Ingvar Wixell,  Edita Gruberova,  Ferruccio Furlanetto
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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