Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 15, 2014

Hans Nachod (Tenor) (Vienna, Austria 1883 - London, England 1965)

He was born into a Jewish choirmaster's family and was a cousin of the famous composer Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951). In 1907 he began his stage career at the Vienna Volksoper, where he remained till 1910. In the 1910-1912 seasons he appeared at the Municipal Theatre in Mainz, in the 1912-1913 season at the Municipal Theatre in Kiel. From 1915 to 1923 he worked at the German Land Theatre in Prague, in the 1924-1925 season at the Municipal Theatre of Stettin. He made guest appearances at the Municipal Theatre in Graz (1909), at the Court Theatre in Wiesbaden (1911) at the Munich Court Opera, also in Amsterdam and Hague (1921). He was known as a concert singer and also as an interpreter of contemporary vocal works. Thus he sang on 23. 2. 1913 in the Vienna premiere of the "Gurrelieder" of Arnold Schönberg in the part of Waldemar and performed also in the Leipzig première of this work (1914). He lived later as a vocal pedagogue in London. His repertoire included among other things roles like Don José in ‘’Carmen’’, Erik in "Fliegenden Holländer", Walther von Stolzing in "Meistersingern".

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1910 Vienna Volksoper
1909 Graz  Municipal Theatre
1910-1912 Mainz Municipal Theatre
1911 Wiesbaden Court Theatre
1912-1913 Kiel Municipal Theatre
1915-1923 Prague German Land Theatre
1921 Amsterdam, Hague
1924-1925 Stettin Municipal Theatre


Favorite, Wien 1910-04?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Freundlich blick' ich 1-25436 3226-t
Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land 1-25438 3228-t-
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Dir töne Lob! 1-25445 3235-t-

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