Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 2, 2014

Teréz Krammer (Soprano) (1868 - 1934)

She studied singing under Imré Bellovicz in Budapest. In 1888 she made her debut at the Opera House of Leipzig appearing as Micaela in Bizet’s ‘’Carmen’’ and then in the 1891-92 season she was engaged by the Budapest Court Opera, where she sang among other things the role of Senta in Wagner’s ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’ and the Elisabeth in ‘’Tannhäuser’’. After performing in Elberfeld and Dusseldorf she went to sing in Magdeburg (1892-95), then to Wroclaw (1895-98) and only in 1899 she joined to the Dresden Court Opera. She sang there parts like Aida, Sieglinde in ‘’Walkure’’, Venus in ‘’Tannhäuser’’ and role of Tamara in Rubinstein’s ‘’Demon’’. On 29. 5. 1901 she appeared in Dresden in the premiere of the opera ‘’Manru’’ of Paderewski. from 1902-12 she belonged to the ensemble of the Budapest National Opera. In 1902 she appeared in this opera house in the premiere of the opera ‘’Götz von Berlichingen’’ of Goldmark; in 1903 she sang there the role of Tosca in the Hungarian première of the Puccini’s opera in presence of the composer with the famous tenor Georg Anthes in the part of the Cavaradossi. In 1910 she created for Budapest the role of Elektra in ‘’Elektra’’ of Strauss. In the 1912-14 season she performed at the Opera House of Frankfurt a. M., then came, however, again to the Budapest National Opera, where she sang among other things in 1914 the role of Kundry in the Hungarian première of Wagner’s ‘’Parsifal’’. Later she worked as pedagogue in Budapest. Shewas married to opera singer Franz Schmidt (1852? - 1897).

Chronology of some appearances

1888 Leipzig Opera House Carmen (Micaela)
1891-1892 Budapest Court Opera
1892-1895 Magdeburg Opera House
1895-1898 Wroclaw Opera House
1899 Dresden Court Opera 
1902-1912 Budapest National Opera


G&T, Budapest 1902?
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 73209

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