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Forgotten Opera Singers
Feb 4, 2015
Eugen Transky (Tenor)
He was of Russian descent. After his education
he made his debut in 1910 at the Theatre
in Toruń, Poland. In the 1911-1912 seasons he appeared at the Hoftheater in Thüringen, from 1912 to 1913 at the Stadttheaterin Nuremberg,
in the 1913-1914 season at the Opernhaus
There he appeared in 1913 in the German première of Mussorgsky’s ‘’Boris Godunov’’.
from 1914 to 1918 due to his Russian nationality he forced to interrupt his career.
In the 1919-1920 season he appeared again at the Landestheater in Gera. After the First World War he made guest
appearances at the Volksoper in Berlin. from 1926
to 1930 he sang at the radio hour of the Berlin
broadcasting company. At the same time he been active in Berlin as a singing teacher. As a Jew after
1933 he never appeared at the German operatic stages and sang from 1933 to 1937
at the theatre of the Jewish cultural alliance in Berlin. Here he appeared among other things
as Samson in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’. At the Jewish cultural alliance in Frankfurt a. M. he sang in 1936 the role of Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’.
He should have emigrated to South America where he has worked in Rio de Janeiro as a vocal
Chronology of some appearances
1910 Toruń Theatre
1911-1912 Thüringen Hoftheater
1912-1913 Nuremberg Stadttheater
1913-1914 Wroclaw Opernhaus
1919-1920 Gera Landestheater
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Parlophon, Berlin 1921-05-13 Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Hörst du es tönen with Emmy Bettendorf P1272 2-2887 HMV
Martha (Flotow) with Sabine Meyen, Charlotte Müller and Otto Helgers