Ekkehard Wlaschiha (born May 28, 1938) is a German operatic baritone who specializes in Wagnerian villains of the "howling-and-spitting" type, such as Alberich, Klingsor, Friedrich von Telramund, Don Pizarro, and Kaspar. Recordings are available of all these roles. He has performed at Bayreuth and at the Metropolitan Opera. He was born in Pirna, Germany and studied music at the Musikhochschule in Weimar. He can be seen on video as Alberich (PBS broadcast of The Ring Cycle from the Metropolitan Opera, to the largest visual-and-audio audience of the Ring in history), and as Telramund (from the Bayreuth Festival, conducted by Peter Schneider, with sets and costumes by filmmaker Werner Herzog).