Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 10, 2014

Carl Clewing (Tenor) (Schwerin 1884 – Badenweiler 1954)

At first he became an actor and worked at the Municipal Theatres of Bromberg and Strasbourg as well as from 1911 to 1920 at the Royal Theatre in Berlin. Since 1917 he studied singing under Francisco d'Andrade, Wilhelm Grüning, Ernst Grenzebach and Wilhelm Flam in Berlin.  Probably he made his debut in 1920 and in 1922 he was engaged by the Berlin State Opera. In the 1924-25 season he sang at the Bayreuth Festival in R. Wagner’s ‘’Meistersingern’’ and ‘’Parsifal’’. In 1925 he appeared at the Vienna premiere of  F. Lehár’s operetta ‘’Paganini’’ in the Johann Strauss-Theatre. In 1911 he appeared in the German film ‘’Der fremde Vogel’’. Already in 1926 he retired from the stage and became a lecturer of music science at Berlin, since 1929 he was a professor at the Vienna Music Academy. From 1932 to 45 he been in office as an artistic production manager of the sound record company  Telefunken. He was famous music researcher and publisher of folk songs.

Chronology of some appearances

1922 Berlin State Opera
1924 Bayreuth Festival
1925 Vienna Johann Strauss-Theatre


Verstehst Frankischer Spinnstubenlied  4-42411  15245
Der Tod von Basel, nach Marians Basler Totentanz 4-42410 15251

Tannhäuser (Wagner): Inbrunst im Herzen 769A 

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