Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 1, 2015

Hendrik Drost (Tenor) (Amsterdam, Netherlands 5. Juni 1891 † Nürnberg, Deutschland 17. Mai 1963)

He studied singing under Cateau Esser in Amsterdam. He began his career in Holland and Belgium and was engaged till 1927 by the Opera in Antwerpen. In 1928 he joined to the Opernhaus in Nuremberg. Here he attained a special popularity with the opera audience and remained till 1956 in this opera house. His repertoire included Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Erik in ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’, Siegfried in ‘’Nibelungenring’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Schwalb in ‘’Mathis der Maler’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’. In 1930 he appeared in Nuremberg in the premiere of the opera ‘’Der Tag im Licht’’ by Hans Grimm. He made guest appearances in Munich, Coburg, Stuttgart and in other German cities, also in Graz. In 1930 he sang in Nuremberg in the German première of R. Zandonai’s ‘’Il Cavalieri di Ekebù’’. In 1933 he performed there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Godiva’’ of L. Roselius. After his retirement from the stage, he worked as pedagogue in Nuremberg. His wife was the famous soprano Minna Drost.

Chronology of some appearances

1910's-1927 Antwerpen Opera
1928-1956 Nuremberg Opernhaus


Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba AA178002a Aoo 1238
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora AA178002b Aoo 1239

Crucifix (Faure) with Joh. H. Nelissen D 17107 75681
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia D6491
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Duo with Minna Drost D6553 68922
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Accours dans ma nacelle D6491
Rigoletto (Verdi): È il sol dell'anima with Minna Drost D 6553 68923
Martha (Flotow): Duo with Minna Drost D 17107 75634

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