Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Nov 11, 2014

Siegmund Krauss (Tenor) (Biblis, Hessen 1859 - ? 1925)

He studied philology and worked as a pedagogue at a higher girl's school in Darmstadt. Then he studied singing at the conservatoire of Frankfurt a. M. under Zademack and perfected his vocal training with Benno Stolzenberg. In 1887 he made his debut at the Court Theatre in Wiesbaden as Faust. From there he joined in 1890 to the Berlin Court Opera, where his first role was Arnoldo in G. Rossini’s ‘’Wilehlem Tell’’. In 1892 he was engaged by the Opera House in Cologne (the first role in this house: Lohengrin). In 1894 he came back again to Wiesbaden and appeared from 1894 to 1904 there. In  the 1904-1921 seasons he sang at the Court Theatre in Dessau. His repertoire included Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Siegmund in "Walküre", Erik in "Fliegenden Holländer", Robert in ‘’Robert le Diable’’ by G. Meyerbeer, Jean in ‘’Prophet’’, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and Otello in G. Verdi's opera of the same name. In Dessau he appeared in 1905 in the premiere of the opera "Der Totentanz"  by Josef Reiter.

Chronology of some appearances

1887 Wiesbaden Court Theatre
1890 Berlin Court Opera
1892 Cologne Opera House
1894-1904 Wiesbaden Court Theatre
1904-1921 Dessau Court Theatre


Berliner, Wiesbaden 6-01
Der Troubadour (Verdi): Ständchen - Einsam steh' ich 42295 780B
Mein Herz tu' dich auf (Stange) 42297 782B

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