The tenor Gunther Treptow (1907–1981) was born and died in Berlin. Originally he studied as a baritone but moved up to become a tenor, making his début as the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier in Berlin in 1936. He was employed later by the Volksoper in Vienna where he sang the rôles of Florestan, Max, von Stolzing and Pedro in D’Albert’s Tiefland. His career was confined to Germany during the war years but he returned to Vienna in 1947. This was followed by appearances in Italy (Bologna and Venice) and the Metropolitan in New York in 1951, the same year in which he sang at the re-opened Bayreuth Festival. His later career was one that took him to all parts of the musical globe. He retired from the stage in 1971.