Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 22, 2015

Georg Anthes (Tenor) (Bad Homburg, Germania March 12, 1863 - Budapest, Hungary February 23, 1923)


He studied singing under Julius Stockhausen in Frankfurt a. M. and made his debut in 1888 at the Stadttheater in  Freiburg i. Br. as Max in ‘’Freischütz’’. He appeared also in London (Covent Garden), Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt a. M., Leipzig and Holland. His repertoire included Lyonel in ‘’Martha’’, Siegfried in ‘’Nibelungenring’’, Assad in ‘’Königin von Saba’’, Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Otello, Masaniello in ‘’La Muette de Portici’’, Faust, , Raoul in ‘’Les Huguenots’’, José in ‘’Carmen’’, Jason in ‘’Medea’’ and Eisenstein in ‘’Fledermaus’’. In 1913 he became a professor of the conservatoire in Budapest. Since 1920 he worked as the first director of the Budapest Opera.

Chronology of some appearances

1888 Freiburg i. Br. Stadttheater Freischütz (Max)
1889-1902 Dresdner Hofoper
1892 Dresdner Hofoper Premiere Herrat (Felix Draeseke)
1892 Dresdner Hofoper Premiere Frauenlob (Reinhold Becker)
1892 Bayreuth Festival Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Walther von Stolzing)
1893 Gotha Hoftheater Evanthia Premiere (Paul Umlauff)
1895 Vienna Hofoper
1896 Dresdner Hofoper Odysseus Premiere Heimkehr (August Bungert)
1897 Dresdner Hofoper Premiere Haschisch (Oscar von Chelius)
1898 Riga Opera
1900 Basel Stadttheater
1900 Stockholm Opera
1900 Stuttgart Hoftheater
1901 München Hofoper
1901 Stockholm Opera
1902 München Hofoper
1902 New York Metropolitan Opera Debut Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1903-1913 Budapest National Opera
1908-1909 New York Metropolitan Opera

1 comment:

  1. Finally hearing, Herr Anthes, in a recording with Lillian Nordica, on the stage of the metropolitan opera, nyc. thanks for the bio.