Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 19, 2014

Willy Schüller (Tenor)

He began his stage career in 1902 at the Municipal Theatre of Essen and went from there to appear in the 1904-06 seasons at the Vienna Volksoper. Then he was engaged during a season by the Lortzing Theatre in Berlin and undertook in the 1907-08 season an USA tour. After his return he lived in Berlin, from where he guested in numerous German stages and carried out in 1910 a Holland tour. In the 1911-12 season he took over the management of Wilhelm-Theaters in Magdeburg in which he also appeared as a singer. About the other activities of the artist who was married the soprano Hanna Mara nothing can be determined. His repertoire included roles like the Tamino in ‘’The Magic flute’’, Lyonel in Flotow’s ‘’Martha’’, Fenton in ‘’Lustigen Weibern von Windsor’’ of Nicolai, Faust in ‘’Faust’’ of Gounod, José in ‘’Carmen’’ and Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1904-1906 Vienna Volksoper
1907-1908 USA tour
1910 Holland tour
1911-1912 Magdeburg Wilhelm-Theaters


Lohengrin (Wagner): Wenn ich im kampfe für dich siege with Hanna Mara 184
Lohengrin (Wagner): Das Sue Lied Verhallt with Hanna Mara 184

A. B. C. Grand Record
Trovatore (Verdi) Ai nostri monti with Hanna Mara 640
Carmen (Bizet): Ti baciava mia madre with Hanna Mara 640
Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's Ankunft 639

Tip Top
Faust (Gounod): Duett with Willy Tauber 1788
Martha (Flotow): Duett with Willy Tauber 1789

Der Freischutz (Weber): Durch die wälder durch die auen D-1022
Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's Abschied D-1028
Lohengrin (Wagner): Gralserzählung D-1026
La Juive (Halevy): Rachele allor che iddio D-1024

Lohengrin (Wagner): Schwanenlied D-2425 41694
Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's Abschied  D-2425 41695

No comments:

Post a Comment