Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Nov 10, 2014

Josef Schöffel (Tenor) (? 1881 - ? 1952)

He made his debut in 1907 at the Court Opera in Dresden as Walther in ‘’Tannhäuser’’. In the 1909-1912 seasons he was engaged by the Berlin Court Opera, in the 1912-1915 seasons he appeared at the Municipal Theatre in Lübeck, then from 1915 to 1921 at the Court Theatre in Karlsruhe. In the 1921-1923 seasons Schöffel sang at the Municipal Theatre in Elberfeld-Barmen, in the end, from 1923 to 1924 at the Opera House in Brno (Bünn). His repertoire included Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Faust, Tannhäuser, Erik in "Fliegenden Holländer", Tristan and Siegfried and Parsifal.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Dresden Court Opera
1909-1912 Berlin Court Opera
1912-1915 Lübeck Municipal Theatre
1915-1921 Karlsruhe Court Theatre
1921-1923 Elberfeld-Barmen Municipal Theatre
1923-1924 Brno Opera House


Homokord, Berlin 1911
Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrins Ankunft 50047
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Trinklied 50078

Grammophon, Berlin 1922?
Oberon (Weber): Vater! Hör' mich fleh'n zu dir! (Gebet) B62027 19019
Otello (Verdi): Othellos Tod B62028 19019

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