Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 23, 2015

Walter Soomer (Baritone/Bass) (Liegnitz, Poland 1878 - Leipzig, Germany 1955)


                                                               Telramund

First he studied philosophy, then singing under Hermann Stoeckert and Anna Uhlig in Berlin. He made his debut in 1902 at the Stadttheater in Colmar. After the First World War, he started to appear as bass, again with success, as an interpreter of the part in R. Wagner's operas. Since 1927 he was a manager of the Gesang- und Opernschule in Leipzig. After 1945 he also been active as a director.

Chronology of some appearances

1903-06 Halle Stadttheater
1906 Bayreuth Festival
1906 Vienna Volksoper
1906-1910 Leipzig Opernhaus
1907 Berlin Hofoper
1907 Prague German Theater
1908 Vienna Volksoper
1908-1911 New York Metropolitan Opera
1908-1914 Bayreuth festival
1909 Zurich Opernhaus
1909 Prague German Theater
1910-1916 Vienna Hofoper
1911-1914 Dresden Hofoper
1912 Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus
1912 Zurich Opernhaus
1914 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1914-1927 Leipzig Opernhaus
1916 Stuttgart Hoftheater
1917 Zurich Opernhaus
1924-1925 Bayreuth Festival

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Berlin 1907-06/07
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Lied an den Abendstern 042147 209s
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Wohl wusst' ich hier sie im Gebet 042146 208s 

Gramophone, Berlin 1913-08-20
Walküre (Wagner): Nicht straf' ich dich erst 042415 1130s
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Ein Kind war hier geboren 042426 1131s
Fliegende Holländer (wagner): Wie aus der Ferne 042425 1135s
Walküre (Wagner): Loge, hör' 042416 1132s


















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