Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 22, 2014

Benno Haberl (Tenor) (Wien 1875 - Weimar 1942)

He began his stage career in 1909 at the Court Theatre in Weimar and remained there until his retirement (1932). He appeared in Weimar in different opera premieres. Here he sang among other things in the premieres of R. Wagner’s ‘’Parsifal’’ and ‘’Ariadne auf Naxos’’ of  R. Strauss. Also performed there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Hirtenlegende’’ of Eugene Bodart (19. 12. 1930). He was famous in the Central Germany as a concert and oratorios singer. Later began work as a vocal pedagogue in Weimar.

Chronology of some appearances

1909-1932 Weimar Court Theatre


Polyphon, Leipzig 1910 (Summer?)
Lohengrin (Wagner): Wenn ich im Kampfe with Gertrud Runge 5311
Carmen (Bizet): Ich seh' die Mutter dort with Gertrud Runge 5312
Faust (Gounod): Es ist schon spät with Gertrud Runge 5314
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Hüll' dich in Tand 3539

Polyphon, Leipzig 1911 (Spring?)
Lohengrin (Wagner): Nun sei bedankt 21059

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