Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 8, 2015

Lucy Weidt (Soprano) Opava, Czech Republic 1876 - Vienna, Austria 1940)





Her full name was Marie Louise Charlotta (Lucie, Lucy) Weidt. Her father was the conductor and composer Heinrich Weidt (1828-1901). She studied singing under Rose Papier-Paumgartner in Vienna and made her debut in 1900 at the Oper in Leipzig, where she appeared till 1903 and sang in 1902 in the premiere of Felix Weimgartner’s ‘’Orestes'’’. In 1903 she was engaged by the Hofoper in Vienna (since 1918 the Staatsoper). In Vienna as a beginning role she sang the part of Elisabeth in ‘’Tannhäuser’’. In 1907 she created for Vienna the part of Lisa in ‘’The Queen of Spades’’ by P. Tschaikovsky. She appeared also in the premieres of the operas "Rosenkavalier" (1911) and ‘’Parsifal’’ (1914). The same year the part of Kundry she sang also in the première of the ‘’Parsifal’’ at La Scala in Milan. On 10. 10. 1919 at the Vienna Hofoper she performed in the premiere of Richard Strauss’s opera "Die Frau ohne Schatten". She made guest appearances in London (Covent Garden), Paris (Grand Opéra), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Amsterdam and Brussels. In 1927 she retired from the stage and worked as a pedagogue in Vienna. She married to Austrian diplomat Johann Andreas Freiherrn von Eichhoff.

Chronology of some appearances

1900-1903 Leipzig Oper 
1903 Vienna Hofoper
1901 Hofoper in Dresden
1904 Prague German Theater
1906 Prague German Theater
1906-1907 Frankfurt a.M. Opernhaus
1909 Zurich Opera
1910 Munich  Hofoper
1910-1911 New York Metropolitan Opera
1912 Zurich Opera
1914 Milan La Scala
1927 Vienna Hofoper

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










G&T, Wien 1904-10
Fidelio (Beethoven): Abscheulicher!... Komm', Hoffnung 43380 3494g

Gramophone, Wien 1909-09-16
Götterdämmerung (Wagner): Zu neuen taten with Erik Schmedes 044143 01197v

Gramophone, Wien 1909-09-21
Walküre (Wagner): Der Männer Sippe 043142 01205v
Siegfried (Wagner): Ewig war ich 043143 01206v
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Allmächt'ge Jungfrau 043131 01207v

Gramophone, Wien 1909-09-28
Tristan und Isolde (Wagner): Mild und leise (Liebestod) 043132 01208v


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