Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Mar 24, 2014

Henriette Gottlieb (Soprano) (Berlin 1884 - Łódź Ghetto 1942)





She made her debut in Plauen in 1909 and came to the Berlin Municipal Opera in 1913, remaining there until 1934. She was a particularly noted Wagnerian interpreter, and sang at the Bayreuth Festivals (1927-30). She was also a guest in Amsterdam in 1928, and had one of her greatest successes in 1930 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, singing Brünnhilde in the Ring cycle. It was at this time our Wagner excerpt with her was recorded. Since she was Jewish, she could not appear in Germany after 1934, although she continued to live in Berlin. She was later seized by the Nazis and put into a concentration camp, where she died in 1943.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Plauen Opera House
1913-1934 Berlin Municipal Opera
1927-30 Bayreuth Festival
1930 Paris Theatre des Champs-Elysees

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Berlin 1913-10-17
Juive (Halévy): Halt' ein! with  Arensen & Hansen 044246 1207s
Juive (Halévy): Hör', o Gott uns'rer Väter with Arensen & chorus 044245 1210s

Pathé, Paris 1929?
Walküre (Wagner): Nun zäume dein Ross! with  Weber 7200

HMV, Berlin 1932-12-13
Fidelio (Beethoven): Mir ist so wunderbar with Berger, Wittrisch and Domgraf-Fassbaender DB4417 62-4734
Fidelio (Beethoven): Er sterbe, doch er soll erst wissen with  Ludwig, Grossmann and Domgraf-Fassbaender DB4417 62-4735


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