Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Classicsonline Home » Artists » » Berry, Walter

 Update me on new releases by Berry

Walter Berry (1929 - 2000)

Walter Berry studied engineering before enrolling as a singing student at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he worked with Hermann Gallos as well as with Endre Koréh, Hans Duhan and Josef Witt. While still at the Academy he made his stage début singing Simone/Gianni Schicchi, Falstaff/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai) and van Bett/Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing), and joined the Vienna State Opera in 1950.

Here Berry made his début in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher and initially undertook small rôles such as Silvano/Un ballo in maschera. Soon however he graduated to Masetto/Don Giovanni, and then to Papageno/Die Zauberflöte and Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro. This was his first major success in Vienna (1954) and the rôle that became his calling-card in other houses. A staunch member of the Viennese ensemble throughout his long career (appearing as Baron Ochs/Der Rosenkavalier for the first time there in 1968), Berry sang a total of seventy-seven rôles, thirty-seven of them major parts, for the company. He was especially noted as an interpreter of the Mozart operas both in Vienna and at the Salzburg Festival.




Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
1:10:38 AM Thursday, May 5, 2016  -230-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!