Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 21, 2014

Alois Hadwiger (Tenor) (Olmütz 1879 - Graz 1948)

His voice was discovered by Cosima Wagner and was trained at the Bayreuth school by Julius Kniese. He made his debut in 1904 at the Bayreuth Festival as Froh in ''Rheingold''. In 1906 and 1908 he appeared with great success at Bayreuth as Parsifal. First he sang at the Court Theatre in Coburg, then from 1910 to 1918 at the Municipal Theatre in Bremen, in the 1918-1920 seasons at the Municipal Theatre of Graz, from 1921 to 1926 at the Municipal Theatre of Freiburg i. Br. and since 1927 at the Opera House in Kaiserslautern. In 1910 he was active temporarily at the Dresden Court Opera. After his retirement he led from 1933 to 1944 the Mecklenburg Land Theatre in Schwerin. There he  still performed occasionally, among other things as Loge in ''Rheingold''

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Bayreuth Festival 
1906-1908 Bayreuth Festival 
1908-1910 Coburg Court Theatre
1910 Dresden Court Opera
1910-1918 Bremen Municipal Theatre
1918-1920 Graz Municipal Theatre
1921-1926 Freiburg i. Br. Municipal Theatre
1927 Kaiserslautern Opera House


Gramophone, Berlin 1912-11-04
Tiefland (d'Albert): Wie ich nun gestern Abend (Traumerzählung) 4-42523  1811ak
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan 042377 293al
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Fanget an 042378 294al

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