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He was a student of the Technical college in Vienna. The same time he also studied singing
and made his debut at the Stadttheater
as Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ (1927?). His repertoire included Belmonte
in "Entführung aus dem Serail",
Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Almaviva
in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Faust, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria
Rusticana’’ and other parts. Since 1940 he was a member of the Wien Volksoper. He made
successful guest appearances in Berlin, Leipzig and Hamburg.
After his reitrement he lived in Austria. Still in the 1960’s with he
made some appearances in Dresden.
Chronology of some appearances
1927-1932 Plauen Stadttheater
1933-1934 Nürnberg Opernhaus
1936 Frankfurt a.M.Oper
1939-1943 Wien Volksoper
1940 Berlin Staatsoper
1940 Wien Staatsoper
1942 Berlin Staatsoper
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Electrola Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar D. B. 5597 2RA 4700 Martha (Flotow): M'appari D. B. 5597 2 RA 4701 L'Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima E. H. 1289 2 RA 4362