Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 17, 2014

Carl Günther (Tenor) (Ottensen 1885 - Hamburg 1958)


He made his debut in 1912 at the Opera House in Hamburg as Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’ and remained up to the end of his stage career a member of this opera house. Here he appeared on 2. 11. 1920 in the premiere of the Clemens von Franckenstein's opera ‘’Li-Tai-Pe’’ (‘’Des Kaisers Dichter’’)  and on 7.10.1927  in the premiere of the opera ‘’Das Wunder der Heliane’’ of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. In 1926 at Hamburg he sang with great success in G. Verdi’s ‘’Don Carlo’’. He made guest appearances at the Städtischen Oper Berlin, in 1924 and 1927 at the Wien  Staatsoper, in 1926 at the Opera House in Hague as Max in ‘’Freischütz’’. During the Second World War he still appeared on the stage; then worked as a vocal pedagogue at Hamburg.

Chronology of some appearances

1912 Hamburg Opera House Fidelio
1920 Hamburg Opera House Des Kaisers Dichter
1924 Wien  Staatsoper
1926 Hamburg Opera House Don Carlo
1926 Hague Opera House
1927 Wien  Staatsoper
1927 Hamburg Opera House Das Wunder der Heliane


Odeon, Berlin 1917
Carmen (Bizet): Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen  76740 xxB6387
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön 79390 xxB6388

Vox, Berlin 1921-11? 
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan! *3054 26A

Grammophon, Berlin 1922-10
Mignon (Thomas): Leb' wohl, Mignon B2062 1465ar
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen  B2071 1968ar
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne  B2072 1969ar
Tosca (Puccini): Ach, die Augen, die wundersamen with Leider B25023 947as
Tosca (Puccini): Nur deinetwegen wollt' ich noch nicht sterben B25022 947as
Aida (Verdi): Ich seh' dich wieder, meine Aida with Leider B25024 949as
Aida (Verdi): Entfliehen aus diesem Lande wir with Leider B25025 950as
Dame Blanche (Boïeldieu): Komm, o holde Dame B22112 739as

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