Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 13, 2015

Riza Eibenschütz (Soprano) (Budapest 17. Februar 1870 † Perchtoldsdorf 16. Januar 1947)

She studied singing with Joseph Gänsbacher and Marianne Brandt in Vienna and made her debut in 1894 at the Opernhaus  in Leipzig as Selika in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Africaine’’. Her repertoire included Brünnhilde in ‘’Nibelungenring’’, Senta in ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’, Rezia in ‘’Oberon’’, Rachel in ‘’La Juive’’ and Leonora in ‘’Fidelio’’. She was married the conductor Oskar Malata (1875-1959) and lived after end of her career as a pedagogue in Vienna.

Chronology of some appearances

1984 Leipzig Opernhaus 
1895-1897 Straßburg Stadttheater
1897-1899 North America tour Damrosch Opera Company
1899-1902 Leipzig Opernhaus 
1902 Dresden Hofoper Salome by R. Strauss (Premiere)
1902 Dresden Hofoper Orestes by F. Weingartner (Premiere)
1902 Dresden Hofoper Das war ich by  Leo Blech (Premiere)
1903 Dresden Hofoper Odysseus Tod by August Bungert (Premiere)
1905 Dresden Hofoper Salome by R. Strauss (Premiere)
1911 Dresdner Hofoper Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss (Premiere)


Gramophone, Dresden 1908
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Ach dies Herz with Rains 2-44436 5073r
Juive (Halévy): Er kehrt zurück 2-43172 5082r

Odeon, Berlin 1910-09?
Rienzi (Wagner): In seiner Blüte X51940 xB4958

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