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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
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