Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 7, 2016

Gertrud Runge (Soprano) (Brandenburg, Germany 1880 † Weimar, Germany 7. 8. 1948)


She studied singing with Mrs. Danker-Dreyschock and Felix Schmidt in Berlin. In 1902 she made her debutat the Stadttheater in Kiel and and the next year joined to the Hoftheater in Weimar, where she sang till 1913. In the 1913-1918 seasons  she was engaged by the Hoftheater in Mannheim. She made guest appearances  as Carmen and Traviata at different german operatic theaters, among other things in 1904 at the Hoftheater of Wiesbaden, since 1905 several times in Leipzig, in 1908 at the Hoftheater in Schwerin and in 1920 again appeared in Weimar. In the 1925-1926 season she was a member of the Berlin Volksoper. Later she was active as journalist. Since 1902 she was married the lieutenant, a son of the Prussian minister of war. She spent her old age at the Marie Seebach-Stift in Weimar.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Kiel Stadttheater
1903-1913 Weimar Hoftheater
1904 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1905  Leipzig Opera
1908 Schwerin Hoftheater 
1913-1918 Mannheim Hoftheater
1920 Weimar Hoftheater
1925-1926 Berlin Volksoper


G&T, Berlin 1905-01?
Carmen (Bizet): Bei meiner Mutter? with Jörn 044048 238m
Trovatore (Verdi): Nie ist noch in meinem Herzen 43638 2642L
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Neue Freuden, neue Schmerzen 43653 2698L
Trovatore (Verdi): Dass noch einmal (Mal reggendo) with Jörn 44498 2645L
Mignon (Thomas): Titania ist herabgestiegen (Polonaise) 043054 241m

G&T, Berlin 1906-03?
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): O säume länger nicht (Rosenarie) 43781 4287h

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