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Forgotten Opera Singers
Jul 2, 2014
Adolf Wallnöfer (Tenor) (Wien 1854 – München 1946)
He studied singing with Krenn and Hans von Rokitansky and probably made his debut in 1878 as baritone at the Stadttheater in Olmütz
(Olomouc) as Count di Luna. In 1880 he started to sing tenor roles.
of some appearances
1882-85: Stadttheater in Bremen
1885-95: German Theatre in Prag 1882-83: Tour with Angelo Neumanns's wanderndem
Wagner- Theater through several European nations. In 1888, Wallnöfer took part
in Prag in the premiere of Die drei Pintos in the Mahler's version. 1895-96:
MET 1896: Tour through Russia
after he first appeared in 1889 with great succes in Saint
Petersburg and Moscow.
1895-97: Stadttheater in Stettin. 1897-99:
Opernhaus in Breslau. 1899-1905: Stadttheater
in Nürnberg. 1905-06: Direktor of the Stadttheater in Rostock. 1906-07 and 1909-10: Wiener
Volskoper. 1907-09: Graz.
Until 1914, he appeared only as guest: Hofoper in Wien (1904-09, Radames
(February 2, 1907), Eléazar (January 30, 1907), Otello May 3, 1907, total 3
times), Loge (March 14, 1904), Siegmund (November 7, 1906), Siegfried (S)(
March 20, 1904), Siegfried (G)( December 7, 1909, total 2), Samson (May 24,
1907) , Tannhäuser (March 8, 1904), Tristan (February 23, 1907)), Hamburg
(1898), Riga (1896, 1909) and Brünn (Brno, 1907).
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 1-25288 Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin Abschied 1-25289 Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's Abschied 1-25282