Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jul 15, 2015

Hans Fidesser (Tenor) (12. 3. 1899 Vienna, † 22. 1. 1982 Berlino)


                                                               Radames

First he became a bank employee. He studied singing among other things under E. Mauck and began his career in 1922 as a baritone at the Stadttheater in Plauen (Sachsen). In the 1924-1926 seasons he sang at the  Nationaltheater in Mannheim. After his voice had changed, retrained by Laurenz Hofer, to the tenor, he was engaged by the Stadttheater in Elberfeld, where in 1926 he and made his second debut as a tenor in the part of Radames in G. Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’. His repertoire included Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni’’, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Adolar in ‘’Euryanthe’’ of Weber, Lohengrin, Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, José in ‘’Carmen’’, De Grieux in ‘’Manon’’ of Massenet, Hoffmann in ‘’Les contes d'Hoffmann’’, Julien in ‘’Louise’’ of Charpentier, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’, Pelléas in ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’. After the Second World War guest appearances took place at operetta theaters. He appeared also in some German sound film. After his retirement, he began work as a vocal pedagogue in Berlin, where he spent his old age.

Chronology of some appearances

1922-1924 Plauen Stadttheater
1924-1926 Mannheim Nationaltheater
1926-1927 Elberfeld Stadttheater
1927-1931 Berlin Kroll Opera
1928 Berlin Städtischen Oper
1929-1931 Wien Staatsoper
1931 Salzburg Festival
1934 Amsterdam Opera
1930’s-1939 Berlin Deutschen Opernhaus

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Berlin 1936-03-04
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen O-25677 Be11267
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne O-25677 Be11268

Odeon, Berlin 1936-03-27
Heimat! (Grenzland-Lied) (Strecker) (w. chorus) O-25738 Be11303
Flieg', Schwalbe, flieg'! (Berco) O-25738 Be11304

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