Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 30, 2014

Theodor Wilke (Tenor) (Annen 1873 - Sienno 1915)

He began his stage career in 1900 at the Court Theatre in Detmold, joined from there in 1902 to the Municipal Theatre of Rostock and was engaged in the 1904-05 season by the Municipal Theatre of Mülhausen/Alsace (Mulhouse). In 1905 he appeared at the Municipal Theatre of Strasbourg, where he enjoyed a great popularity and remained till 1913. His repertoire included roles like Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Faust in C. Gounod's ''Faust'', Turiddu in ''Cavalleria Rusticana'', Florestan in ''Fidelio'', Max in ''Freischütz'', Erik in "Fliegenden Holländer", Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Walther von Stolzing in "Meistersingern". He appeared as a guest among other things at the Court Theaters of Karlsruhe and Hannover. In 1913 he appeared with great success in BerlinHe participated in World War I voluntarily and died during the war.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Detmold Court Theatre
1902 Rostock Municipal Theatre
1904-1905 Mülhausen/Alsace (Mulhouse) Municipal Theatre
1905-1913 Strasbourg Municipal Theatre


Zonophone, Frankfurt-am-Main 1906
Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden X-22455

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