Wiegand, Josef Anton Heinrich



A much esteemed bass and opera singer. Born in the Odenwald at Frankisch-Crumbach. While following mercantile pursuits in England, Constantinople and Paris, he studied music, and in 1870 appeared in opera at Zurich. From there he went to Cologne, to Frankfort, where he met with great success, and then toured America with the Adams-Pappenheim Company. Other appearances in various roles were in Leipsic, in Court Opera of Vienna, in Hamburg, Bayreuth, Berlin and London. He died in Frankfort.