Nachbaur, Franz



Born at Gressen Castle, near Friedrichshafen, Würtemberg. While a pupil at the Polytechnic School of Stuttgart he attracted the attention of Pischek by his singing in the Gesangverein. Acting under Pischek's advice, he devoted himeslf to voice culture and became a famous tenor, winning great renown in opera until his retirement in 1890. He created the part of Walther in Die Meistersinger, and of Froh in DasJR.heingold. He appeared as Lohengrin in Germany, Italy and England. Other favorite roles were Raoul, Prophet, and Arnold. He died in Munich.