Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Dec 9, 2016

Siegfried Adler (Tenor) (Kosova Hora, Czech Republic 21. 2. 1873 – ?)




He was born into a jewish family. First he was active as an officer, then he studied singing under Wallerstein in Prague and continued his education with Kroupa in Munich. In 1893 he made his debut at the Theater in Pilsen as Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’,  then  in the 1894-1895 season he sang at the Municipal Theater in Ulm. From 1895 to 1897 he appeared at the Theater in Teplice, in the 1897-1898 season made guest appearances at the Theater in Vienna, where completely sang operetta repertoire. From there he joined to the Munich Theater (1898-1901). In the 1901-1903 seasons he was a soloist of the Berlin West Theater, where he was to be heard again in opera parts. In 1903-04 he performed at the Municipal Theater of Frankfurt a. M., in the 1904-1905 season he sang at the New Operetta Theater of Hamburg. In the 1907-1908 season he made guest appearances at the Rembrandt-Theater in Amsterdam, in the 1909-1910 season at the Apollo-Theater in Vienna, 1910-1911 season again at the Theater in Vienna. During of Russia tour he joined to the Viennese operetta ensemble. Numerous guest performances followed in German and Austrian operetta stages, for a short time he appeared at the theater in Wroclaw. Then he lived in Munich and undertook guest performances. His repertoire included Tamino in ‘’Zauberflöte’’, Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’, Bellamy in ‘’Glöckchen des Eremiten’’, Lohengrin and many other parts. It's unknown where he died. He made a few records for Edison, Kalliope and Gramophone, which are very rare.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Pilsen Theater
1894-1895 Ulm Municipal Theater
1895-1897 Teplice Theater
1897-1898 Vienna Theater
1898-1901 Munich Theater
1901-1903 Berlin West Theater   
1903-1904 Frankfurt a. M. Municipal Theater
1904-1905 Hamburg  New Operetta Theater
1907-1908 Amsterdam  Rembrandt-Theater
1909-1910 Vienna Apollo-Theater
1910-1911 Vienna Theater

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Edison 2-min cylinder, Berlin 1905
Verlorenes Glück (Sprohwacker) 12253


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