Franz Crass (Bass)
Born: 9th March 1928, Wipperfürth
Died: 23rd June 2012, Rüsselsheim
Franz Crass was a German bass singer.
A native of Wipperfürth, Rhine Province, Crass studied with Gerda Heuer in Wiesbaden and with Professor Clemens Glettenberg at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln. He won numerous competitions throughout Germany in the 1950s. In 1954, he made his debut at the municipal theater in Krefeld; from 1956 he sang at the Landestheater Hannover.
Crass established a reputation as a Wagnerian early in his career, appearing at the Bayreuth Festival between 1954 and 1973.