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Fritz Wunderlich, tenor. Born September 1930. Died September 1966, thirty-six years old. What happened? We will never really find out. He was hunting with his best friend, the baritone Hermann Prey.
They’ve been drinking. Officially he tripped over his shoelaces and fell down the stairs. That may be true, although the rumors and gossip about his death are very harsh. But: does it really matter? One of the best tenors in the world was, just like that, dead at the age of thirty-six.
Fritz Wunderlich and Hermann Prey sing Bizet’s Pearl Fishers duet, in German: