Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 23, 2015

Paul Stieber-Walter (Tenor) (Wandsbek, Hamburg 1890 - ? 1973)

First he studied singing under the tenor Hanns Nietan in Dessau, later  he took voice lessons from the famous baritone Harry de Garmo in Wiesbaden and in 1915 he made debut at the  Stadttheater in Mainz, where he remained till 1918. In 1921 he appeared in Chemnitz in the premiere of the opera "Der Sonnenstürmer" written by his brother Hans Stieber. In 1927 at the Opernhaus in Hannover he sang in the premiere of the opera "Herrn Dürers Bild" by Joseph Gustav Mraczek. Since 1973 he lived in Marktl, Germany. His stage repertoire included Belmonte in "Entführung aus dem Serail", Nureddin in "Barbier von Bagdad" by  P. Cornelius, Fritz in  "Der ferne Klang" by F. Schreker, "Die Gezeichneten" by the same composer, Mephisto in "Doktor Faust" of F. Busoni, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’ and Klas in "Enoch Arden" of Ottmar Gerster.

Chronology of some appearances

1915-1918 Mainz Stadttheater
1918-1921 Chemnitz Stadttheater
1921-1922 Darmstadt Landestheater
1922-1929 Hannover Opernhaus
1924-1928 Berlin Staatsoper
1925 Köln Opernhaus
1927 Dresden Staatsoper
1929 Berlin Theater des Westen
1929 Berlin Metropol-Theater
1934 Sopot Festival
1936-1939 Frankfurt Stadttheater
1939-1941 Liegnitz Opernhaus
1941-1942 Görlitz Opernhaus


Odeon, Berlin 1927-03-04
Mignon (Thomas): Leb' wohl, Mignon O-6596 xxB7637
Mignon (Thomas): Wie ihre Unschuld O-6596 xxB7638

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