Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 13, 2015

Mihàly Takács (Takáts) (Bass/Baritone) (Nagybanya/Ungarn 1861 - 1913)

                                                               Don Giovanni


First he studied theology, then moved to Budapest and studied singing under the pedagogue Richard Pauly. In 1883 his stage debut took place at the National Opera in Budapest, and up to his death he was a famed member of the National Opera. In 1902 he sang in Budapest in the premiere of the opera "Götz von Berlichingen" by Karl Goldmark. In 1903 he sang in the Budapest première of G. Puccini's ''Tosca'' as Scarpia. In 1893 he sang at the Bayreuth Festival the role of Biterolf in ''Tannhäuser''. His repertoire included roles in operas of Mozart, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Rossini and Verdi. 

Chronology of some appearances

1883-1913  Budapest National Opera
1893 Bayreuth Festival


G&T, Budapest 1903
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Esti csillag (O du mein holder Abendstern)  72059 955z
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Verseny dal (Blick' ich umher) 072004 74Hp

Odeon, Budapest
Carmen (Bizet): Votre toast 35250

Favorite, Budapest
Traviata (Verdi): Di Provenza 1-25770
Faust (Gounod): Aria 1-25778
Rigoletto (Verdi): Si, vendetta with Sándor Erzsi 1-29581
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Largo al factotum 1-25764

Dacapo, Budapest
Lakme (Delibes): Stances de Nilakantha 0. 5082

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