Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 18, 2015

Hendrik Drost (Tenor)

He studied singing under Cateau Esser in Amsterdam. He began his career in Holland and Belgium and was engaged seven season till 1927 by the Opera House in Antwerp. In 1928 he appeared at the Opernhaus in Nuremberg. He attained a special popularity and sang here till 1956. His repertoire included Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Erik in ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’, Siegfried in ‘’ Der Ring des Nibelungen’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’. In 1930 he appeared in Nuremberg in the premiere of the opera ‘’Der Tag im Licht’’ by H. Grimm. He gave guest performances in Munich, Coburg, Stuttgart and Graz. In 1930 he also sang in Nuremberg in the German première of R. Zandonai’s ‘’Il Cavalieri di of Ekebù’’. In 1933 he appeared there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Godiva’’ of L. Roselius. After his retirement he worked as a pedagogue in Nuremberg.

Chronology of some appearances

1927 Antwerp Opera House
1928 Nuremberg Opernhaus


I wish to thank Hubert Drost for providing me this record

Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Accours dans ma nacelle D 6491 68797

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