Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Apr 4, 2015

Karl Waschmann (Tenor) (Vienna, Austria 1874 - ? 1931)


                                                                  Canio

                                                             Tannhäuser

                                                               Lohengrin

His education took place at the Vienna Konservatorium. In 1903 he made his debut at the Theater in Vienna. In 1904 he was engaged by the Volksoper in Vienna, to which he belonged till 1907. In the 1907-1912 seasons he appeared at the Deutschen Theater in Prague, afterwards at the Deutschen Oper in Berlin and in the 1913-1925 seasons he was the leading tenor of the Volksoper in Hamburg. In the 1925-1927 seasons he sang at the Stadttheater in Hamburg, where he appeared among other things in 1927 in the premiere of the "Die versunkene Glocke" (La Campana sommersa) by O. Respighi. His stage repertoire included Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, Lohengrin, Königssohn in "Königskindern", Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and Eleazar in ‘’La Juive’’. In 1906 he made 3 records for Zonophone.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Vienna Theater
1904-1907 Vienna Volksoper
1917-1912 Prague Deutschen Theater
1913-1925 Hamburg Volksoper
1925-1927 Hamburg Stadttheater

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Zonophone, Wien 1906
Carmen (Bizet): Blumenarie X-22548
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Bildnisarie X-22550

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