Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 22, 2014

Peter Unkel (Tenor) (Köln 1880 - Berlin 1942)

                                                               Don Jose

In 1912 he made his debut at the Municipal Theatre in Aachen as  Siegmund  in ‘’Walkure’’ and appeared here till 1914. In the 1916-18 seasons he was a member of the Berlin Court Opera. From 1918 to 1924 he sang at the State Theatre in Brunswick and then till 1928 at the Opera House in Wroclaw. After 1928 he still gave isolated guest performances. His repertoire included roles like Siegmund, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing in the ‘’Meistersingers’’, Samson in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ by Saint-Saëns, Otello of Verdi, sang, however, also the role of Tamino in the ‘’Magic flute’’, Duke in ‘’Rigletto’’ and Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1912-1914 Aachen Municipal Theatre
1916-1918 Berlin Court Opera
1918-1924 Brunswick State Theatre
1924-1928 Wroclaw Opera House


Gramophone, Berlin 1913-08-27
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd 942547 12861r
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend 0942012 1154½s
Lohengrin (Wagner): Höchstes Vertrauen 0942013 1155s

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