Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 8, 2015

Gustav Schützendorf (Baritone) (b Cologne, 1883; d Berlin, 27 April 1937)

Like his brothers Guido (1880-1967), Leo (1886-1931) and Alfons (1882-1946), he also became an opera singer. He studied singing at the conservatoires of Cologne and Milan. He made his debut at the Opernhaus in Düsseldorf as Don Giovanni (1905). He died suddenly, three weeks after his return to Berlin.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Düsseldorf Opernhaus
1907-1908 Krefeld Stadttheater
1908-1911 Basel Stadttheater
1911-1914 Straßburg Stadttheater
1914-1920 München Hofoper
1914 Wiener Hofoper
1920-1921 Berlin Staatsoper
1921-1922 Leipzig Opernhaus
1921 Barcelona Teatro Liceo
1922-1935 New York Metropolitan Opera
1926 Amsterdam Opera
1930 München Staatsoper
1932 Berlin Staatsoper


Vox, Berlin 1921/1922
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen 03061 138A 
Frühlingsfahrt (Schumann) 03061 140A

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