Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 19, 2014

Hans Schlitzer (Tenor) (Köln 1869 - Hamburg 1945?)

Probably he made his debut in 1893 at the Municipal Theatre in Lübeck, then sang in the 1894-96 seasons at the Municipal Theatre in Essen, after guested in the 1896-98 seasons at the Municipal Theatre of Zurich and from 1898-99 at the Opera House in Cologne. In the 1899-1904 seasons he belonged to the Municipal Theatre in Strasbourg, in the 1905-06 season to the Opera House of Leipzig, from 1906-08 to the Municipal Theatre of Hamburg and in the 1908-09 season  the Municipal Theatre of Magdeburg. He made guest appearances at the Court Operas of Munich, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Gotha, also at the Opera Houses of Frankfurt a. M., Wroclaw and Riga like at the Municipal Theatre of Bern, Switzerland. At the beginning of his career he sang lyric tenor parts like the Lyonel in Flotow’s ‘’Martha’’, Faust in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’ and Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’, then also the roles of José in ‘’Carmen’’, Vasco in Meyerbeer’s ‘’Africaine’’, Werther in Massenet’s ‘’Werther’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Tannhäuser and Walther von Stolzing in ‘’Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’’. He lived later in Hamburg, where he was occupied after the First World War as a pedagogue at the Bernuth-Konservatorium.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Lübeck Municipal Theatre
1894-1896 Essen Municipal Theatre
1896-1898 Zurich Municipal Theatre
1898-1899 Cologne Opera House
1899-1904 Strasbourg Municipal Theatre
1905-1906 Leipzig Opera House
1906-1908 Hamburg Municipal Theatre
1908-1909 Magdeburg Municipal Theatre


Star Record
Lohengrin (Wagner): Höchstes vertrauen 3023

Lohengrin (Wagner): Schwanenlied 11255
Lohengrin (Wagner): Gralserzählung 11254

Edison 2-min cylinders, Berlin 1908-02?
Freischütz (Weber): Durch die Wälder 12382

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