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Ernst Haefliger (Tenor) - Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage


Ernst Haefliger was born in Davos in eastern Switzerland in 1919. After receiving a schoolteacher's diploma he started his musical studies - singing and violin - at the Zurich Conservatory.

He soon became Switzerland's leading lyrical tenor. It was Ferenc Fricsay, who introduced him to the world of opera. Ernst Haefliger began his long career as an opera singer at the Berlin Opera from 1952 to 1973. Since then his concert tours have spanned the globe, his repertoire embracing the complete range of vocal classical music.


Musical content:

1. J. S. Bach: Ach mein Sinn, wo willst du endlich hin. From "Johannes-Passion"
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Münchner Bachorchester; Karl Richter, conductor

2. Georg Friedrich Handel: Ombra mai fu. From "Xerxes"
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Münchner Bachorchester; Karl Richter, conductor

3. W. A. Mozart: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön. From "Die Zauberflöte"
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Radio Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ferenc Fricsay, conductor

4. Theodor Fröhlich: Aus der Ferne
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Karl Grenacher, piano

5. Rolf Liebermann: Mir tat die Helligkeit der Lampe weh. From "Chinesische Liebeslieder"
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Urs Vögelin, piano

6. Peter Mieg: Der Wagen gab uns den Himmel frei. From "Mit Nacht und Nacht"
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor; Basler Sinfonie-Orchester; Armin Jordan, conductor


Production information:

Musica Helvetica MH 22. Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage. Ernst Haefliger (Tenor). Produced 1974 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen and Nicolas Lombard.

Ernst Haefliger (Tenor) - Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage