Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jun 24, 2015

Heinrich Hensel (Tenor) (Neustadt, Germany 29 Oct 1874 - Hamburg, Germany 23 Feb 1935)



His voice was discovered by the conductor Felix Mottl and he studied under Gustav Walter in Vienna as well as with Eduard Bellwidt in Frankfurt a. M. In 1897 he made his debut in the Stadttheater in Freiburg im Breisgau in ‘’Alessandro Stradella’’ of F. von Flotow. Later he worked as vocal pedagogue in Hamburg. He was married to the dramatic soprano Elsa Hensel-Schweitzer (1871-1937).

Chronology of some appearances

1897-1900 Freiburg Stadttheater  Alessandro Stradella (Alessandro Stradella)
1900-1906 Frankfurt a.M.Opernhaus Martha (Lionel)
1906-1911 Wiesbaden Hoftheater (-)
1907 Zurich  Opernhaus Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1910 Karlsruhe Hoftheater Banadietrich (-) (Premiere)
1910 Amsterdam Opera Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1911-1912 Bayreuth Festival Parsifal (Parsifal)
1911-1912 New York Metropolitan Opera Walküre (Siegmund)
1911-1914 London Covent Garden
1912 Chicago Opera (-)
1912 Zurich  Opernhaus Siegfried (Siegfried)
1912-1929 Hamburg Stadttheater
1914 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Parsifal (Parsifal) (Premiere)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Frankfurt-am-Main 1903 
Zigeunerbaron (Strauss): Wer uns getraut with Hensel-Schweizer 44233 1185z 

Gramophone, Berlin 1909-04-27
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Land so wunderbar 4-42267 956ab

Gramophone, Berlin 1909-04-28
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan 042277 116ac 
Trovatore (Verdi): Dass nur für mich (75) 4-42225 961ab 
Trovatore (Verdi): Einsam steh' ich verlassen (Ständchen) 4-42226 962ab 

Gramophone, Berlin 1910-08-03 
Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land 042278 486m 
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Scherzet immer 4-42424 11090L 

Odeon, Berlin 1912
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Inbrunst im Herzen 76303 xxB5686
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Da sah ich ihn 76304 xxB5687
Trovatore (Verdi): a) Ständchen, b) Daß noch einmal sie erschiene 99895 xB5690 


















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