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John Wegner AO (1950 – 17 November 2019) was a German-born Australian operatic baritone.[1][2]

John Wegner
West Germany
Died17 November 2019
EducationVictorian College of the Arts
Parade College
OccupationOperatic baritone

In the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours Wegner was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to the performing arts as a world renowned operatic bass-baritone, and as an ambassador for the cultural reputation of Australia".[3]


  1. ^ Nguyen, Justine (November 20, 2019). "John Wegner Has Died". Limelight Magazine. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Salazar, Francisco (November 20, 2019). "Obituary: Baritone John Wegner Dies At 69". Operawire. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "John Wegner". Retrieved 2019-11-24.

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