Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 26, 2016

Reiner Minten (Tenor) (1901, † 18. 9. 1958 Hannover)


                                                                     Margarete Bäumer

He made his debut at the Opernhaus in Düsseldorf (1921-1922). In the 1922-1923 season he sang at the Stadttheater in Bielefeld, in the 1923-1924 season at the  Stadttheater of Mönchengladbach, from 1924 to 1925 at the Staatstheater in Oldenburg, in the 1925-1927 seasons at the Stadttheater in Münster and from 1927 to 1930 at the Stadttheater in Dortmund. He continued his career at the Opernhaus in Leipzig (1930-1933) and at the Landestheater in Schwerin (1933-1937) and in 1937 he was engaged by the  Opernhaus in Hannover. Here he worked till 1950 as a popular singer. His stage repertoire included De Grieux in ''Manon Lescaut'', Canio in ''Pagliacci'', Alvaro in ''La forza del destino'', Radames in ''Aida'', Eleazar in ''La Juive'', Samson in ''Samson et Delila'',  Hüon in ''Oberon'' Erik in "Fliegenden Holländer", Tristan in ''Tristan und Isolde'', Siegmund and Siegfried in Nibelungenring, Herodes in ''Salome'' and Otello.

Chronology of some appearances

1921-1922 Düsseldorf Opernhaus
1922-1923 Bielefeld Stadttheater
1923-1924 Mönchengladbach Stadttheater
1924-1925 Oldenburg  Staatstheater
1925-1927 Münster Stadttheater
1927-1930 Dortmund Stadttheater
1930-1933 Leipzig  Opernhaus
1933-1937 Schwerin Landestheater
1937-1950 Hannover Opernhaus

Siegfried (Wagner): Heil dir, Sonne with Margarete Bäumer  P9555-I  21742
Siegfried (Wagner): Heil dir, Sonne Pt II with Margarete Bäumer  P9555-II  21743
Siegfried (Wagner): So berühre mich nicht with Margarete Bäumer P9556-I 21744
Siegfried (Wagner): Ob ich jetzt dein? with Margarete Bäumer P9556-II 21745

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive singing on the part of both singers. Thanks.