Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 3, 2015

Anton Maria Topitz (Tenor) (Kodetschlag, Bohemia 26 February 1887 - Berlin, Germany 7 September 1949)

His father was a headmaster and choral regent. He received his education at the conservatoire of Vienna under Philipp Forstén and made his debut as an opera singer in 1919 at the German Theater of Brünn (Brno) as Lohengrin. In 1930’s he was active at the Berlin concert hall. Temporarily he was a member of the famous Rosenthal-vocal quartet in Leipzig. Several times he travelled around North America, where he gave a concerts and appeared with success as an oratorio singer. He also composed some several songs. Since 1942 he worked as a music journalist in Berlin.

Chronology of some appearances

1919-1921 Brünn German Theater
1921-1923 Graz Opera
1923-1925 Leipzig Opera
1925-1926 Berlin Urban Opera
1926 Leipzig Opera
1926 Weimar National Theater
1926 Paris Concert
1927 Salzburg Concert
1927 Munich Concert
1927 Budapest Concert
1928 Athens Concert
1929 Warsaw Concert
1930 Warsaw Concert
1930 Vienna Concert
1930 Stockholm Concert
1931 Stockholm Concert
1931 Madrid Concert
1931 Oslo Concert
1931 Copenhagen Concert
1931 Salzburg Concert


Electrola, Berlin 1927-03-17
Das Grab auf der Heide (Heiser) EH56 CwR896
An der Weser (Pressel) EH56 CwR897

Grammophon, Berlin 1927
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven): Kyrie, pt 1 with Leonard, Schlosshauer-Reynolds & Bruno-Kittel-Chor 66664 655bm
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven): Kyrie, pt 2 with Leonard, Schlosshauer-Reynolds, Guttmann & Bruno-Kittel-Chor 66664 657bm
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven): Kyrie, pt 2 with Leonard, Schlosshauer-Reynolds, Guttmann & Bruno-Kittel-Chor 66665 657½bm

Electrola, Berlin 1928-05-24
Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Sieczynski) EG1126 BL4206-1,1A
Im Prater blüh'n wieder die Bäume (Stolz) EG910  BL4207-1,1A

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