Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Aug 6, 2014

Jaro Dworsky (Tenor) (Königsberg 1891 – Berlin ? 1971)


His father Jaroslaw Dworsky (1853 - 1935) worked long years as an opera singer at the Opera House in Königsberg and was engaged in the 1885-86 season by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. First he studied singing under his father, after he had studied medicine first at the Königsberger University. Then he was a pupil of Ernst Grenzebach and Oscar Daniel in Berlin. He made his debut in the 1916-17 season at the Berlin Deutsche Oper. In the 1921-22 season he was engaged by the Opera House in Königsberg. From there he joined in 1922 to the Berlin Urban Opera and was in the 1924-26 and 1927-30 seasons a member of the Berlin State Opera. In the 1926-27 season he was engaged by the Dresden State Opera. He made also gesut appearances in Austria, Holland and Spain. Till 1944 he sang in Berlin and worked there as a singing teacher till 1953. He reached his best achievements in lyrical, then also in dramatic tenor parts: as Ferrando in ‘’Così fan tutte’’, Lyonel in Flotow’s ‘’Martha’’, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’, Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’ of Thomas, Lensky in ‘’Eugene Onegin’’ of Tchaikovsky, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’, Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ and as Dimitri in ‘’Boris Godunov’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1916-1917 Berlin Deutsche Oper
1921-1922 Königsberg Opera House
1922 Berlin Urban Opera
1924-1926 Berlin State Opera
1926-1927 Dresden State Opera
1927-1930 Berlin State Opera


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HMV, Berlin 1926-09-14
Freischütz (Weber): Durch die Wälder EW10 8-42007
Freischütz (Weber): Jetzt ist wohl ihr Fenster offen EW10 8-42008

HMV, Berlin 1927-04-25
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön EJ136 4-042011
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Tränen vom Freunde getrocknet EJ136 4-042010

HMV, Berlin 1927-05-11
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen EW36 8-42076

HMV, Berlin 1927-11-10
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne EW36 8-42077

Parlophon, Berlin 1928-01-11
Manon (Massenet): Ich schloß die Augen P9240 2-20561
Manon (Massenet): Flieh, o flieh  P9240 2-20562


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