Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 13, 2016

Theo Karle (Theo Karle Johnston) (Tenor) (Perry, Iowa July 30, 1895 or 1893 - ? 1972)

He studied singing in Paris and made his debut at the Opéra-Comique as Almaviva in G. Rossini’s ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In the 1927-1930 seasons he was active in France and sang at the Opéra-Comique and at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. In 1930 he returned to his native country and till 1934 was the big star of the Columbia Broadcasting Radio System. Since 1933 he was a singing teacher at the New York School of Vocal Art, however, his career also continued at the concert hall. 

Chronology of some appearances

1927 Paris Opéra-Comique Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1927 Paris Opéra-Comique Tosca (Cavaradossi)


Victor,  Camden, New Jersey  1916-03-27 
Mattinata (Leoncavallo) 18021 B-17335 

Victor, Camden, New Jersey  1916-12-14
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 18061 B-17334

Brunswick, New York, July, 1920
Until (Sanderson)  3817 13024-A

Brunswick, New York May 1922
Stabat Mater (Rossini): Cujus animam  X80803 Br35002 

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