Public Figure Profiles

Franz Volker

Franz Völker (31 March 1899, Neu-Isenburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse – 4 December 1965, Darmstadt, Hesse) was a dramatic tenor who enjoyed a major European career. He excelled specifically as a performer of the operas of Richard Wagner.

He was discovered by the conductor Clemens Krauss and he studied singing at Frankfurt, where he made his début as Florestan in Beethoven's only operatic work, Fidelio, in 1926. Engagements followed in Vienna, Munich, Berlin, and London, where he appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1934 and 1937. He also performed often at the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival, earning considerable public and critical acclaim.

Roles that he sang during this period, in addition to Fidelio, included Parsifal, Lohengrin, Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walküre and Max in Weber's Der Freischütz. Later in his career, he sang the lead role in Verdi's Otello. He taught singing in Stuttgart, Germany, after retiring from the stage during the 1950s.

He appears in the title role of a fine complete live recording of Lohengrin, conducted by Robert Heger, made in Berlin in 1942. He made many recordings of operatic arias, duets and scenes. These recordings are now available on CD. They capture the warmth, strength and sensitivity of his singing during its prime and confirm his reputation as one of the finest Germanic tenors of the 20th century.

He also made recordings of popular songs, some of which can be found on YouTube, including "Heute Nacht Oder Nie".

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Some of their strengths

Franz Volker has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Brave, Independent, Honest, Energetic, Imaginative, Creative, and Organized.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Franz Volker is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Franz Volker well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Franz Volker as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Communicative and Intelligent

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Franz Volker is someone who tends to have a desire to communicate with others, either verbally, through written form, or otherwise, and to have a knack for understanding art, beauty, and aesthetics.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Franz Volker tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Franz Volker's challenges

While Franz Volker has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Franz Volker can be Short-tempered, Impulsive, Careless, Difficult, Perfectionist, Domineering, and Impatient.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Franz Volker's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Domineering and Impatient

Franz Volker is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Franz Volker also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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