Helmut Pampuch died on Good Friday, Festspiele.de reports. He was one of the Bayreuth Festival's most faithful servants, singing roles like Mime, 3. Knappe (Parsifal), Hirt (Tristan und Isolde), 2. Edler (Lohengrin) and Augustin Moser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for more than 30 years. Pampuch appeared at some major opera houses in the world, for instance La Scala, Metropolitan, Paris and Munich.
Pampuch appears as Mime (Das Rheingold) on DVD and CD in both Chéreau's and Kupfer's Ring from Bayreuth.