Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 10, 2014

Caspar Koch (Tenor) (Köln 1889 - Köln 1952)

I wish to thank Peter Thelen for providing me photos

After his education which took place in Cologne he was engaged in the 1917-26 seasons by the Opera House in Cologne. In the 1927-28 season he worked at the Opera House of Dusseldorf; in 1927 he appeared at the Bayreuth Festival as Froh in R. Wagner's ''Rheingold''. In the 1927-28 season he sang at the Berlin Kroll Opera. In 1928 he performed there the title part in the German première of I. Stravinsky's ''Oedipus Rex''. His other stage roles were Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Max in ''Freischütz'',  Canio in ''Pagliacci'' and Turiddu in ''Cavalleria Rusticana''. He retired from the stage in 1928 and worked since then as a pedagogue in Cologne.

Chronology of some appearances

1917-1926 Cologne Opera House 
1927 Bayreuth Festival
1927-1928  Dusseldorf  Opera House
1927-1928 Berlin Kroll Opera


Vox, Berlin 1922
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd 03141 407A
Walküre (Wagner): Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater 03140 410A
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend 03141 411A
Fliegende Holländer (Wagner): Mit Gewitter und Sturm 03140 413A

Vox, Berlin 1924?
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Im weiten Weltall 3311
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana (O Lola) 3311

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