Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 14, 2015

Niels Hansen (Tenor) (Kjelstrup Hyllemark (Seeland) 23. 3. 1880 † ? 1969)


First he became a painter, then studied singing under Valdemar Lincke in Copenhagen and concluded this education in the 1911-1912 season with Jean de Reszke in Paris. In 1909 he made his debut at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen as Rodolfo in G. Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’ and belonged to this opera house up to the end of his career (1949). . In 1914 he sang in Copenhagen the part of Parsifal in the Danish première of the R. Wagner's opera ‘’Parsifal’’. His repertoire included Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’, Tamino in ‘’Zauberflöte’’, Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing in ‘’Meistersingern’’, Tannhäuser, Siegfried in ‘’Nibelungenring’’, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’, Faust, José in ‘’Carmen’’, Hoffmann in ‘’Les contes d'Hoffmann’’, Lenski in ‘’Eugene Onegin’’, Dimitri in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ and David in ‘’Saul og David’’ by C. Nielsen.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Copenhagen Royal Opera
1914 Stockholm Court Opera
1932 Warsaw Opera
1939 Stockholm Court Opera


Odeon, København 1912

Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Duet with Frederiksen X116032 KP33

Odeon, København 1914?

Bohème (Puccini): Saa kold den lille haand er Rxx76546 xxKP56
Lohengrin (Wagner): Graelsfortællingen XX78001 xxKP57 
Rigoletto (Verdi): O, I kvinder X116062 KP62

Odeon, Berlin 1922-06-26
Dejlig er jorden A149967 xBe3140

Odeon, 1929-01
Tosca (Puccini): Hvilken lighed dog forbinder D225 (A160104)

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