Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Mar 13, 2016

Katharina Fleischer-Edel (Soprano) (Mülheim an der Ruhr 27 September 1873 † Dresden 18 July 1928)



She studied at the conservatoire of Cologne, then in Dresden under August Iffert and made her debut in 1894 at the Hofoper of Dresden in ‘’Freischütz’’. After three-year-old activity in Dresden she was engaged in 1897 by Bernhard Pollini to appear at the Stadttheater of Hamburg, where she made her debut as Agathe in ‘’Freischütz’’. Till 1917 she appeared at this opera house with great success. After her retirement, she taught singing in Dresden. Her repertoire included Senta in ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’, Euryanthe of Weber, Desdemona in ‘’Otello’’, Marie in ‘’Waffenschmied’’ of Lortzing, ‘’Trompeter von Säckingen’’ of Nessler and Pamina in ‘’Zauberflöte’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Dresden Hofoper Freischütz (Brautjungfer/Debut)
1897-1917 Hamburg Stadttheater Freischütz (Agathe/Debut)
1900 München Hofoper
1900 Köln Opernhäus
1901 München Hofoper
1901 Wien Hofoper
1903 Paris Théâtre Sarah Bernhard La damnation de Faust (Marguerite)
1904 Bayreuth festival Tannhäuser (Elisabeth/Debut)
1904 Hamburg Stadttheater Der Kobold (Premiere)
1904 Stockholm Royal Opera
1904 Prague German Theater
1904 Karlsruhe Hoftheater
1905 Hamburg Stadttheater Bruder Lustig (Premiere)
1905-1907 London Covent Garden Walküre (Sieglinde)/Meistersingern (Eva)/ Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)
1905 Zurich Stadttheater
1906 Prague German Theater
1906 Mannheim Hoftheater
1906 Bayreuth festival Tristan und Isolde (Brangäne)
1906-1907 New York Metropolitan Opera Tannhäuser (Elisabeth/Debut)
1907 Bremen Stadttheater
1907 Wien Volksoper
1908 Hamburg Stadttheater Sternengebot (Premiere)
1908 Bayreuth festival Lohengrin (Elsa)
1910 Leipzig Opernhäus

RECORDINGS FOR SALE 









Odeon, Berlin 1907-06-25
Fliegende Holländer (Wagner): Traft ihr das Schiff X50421 xB3066
Fliegende Holländer (Wagner): Bei bösem Wind X50422  xB3067
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Dich teure Halle X50407 xB3068
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Gebet der Elisabeth X50408 xB3069


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