Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 29, 2015

Emil Borgmann (Tenor) (Dortmund 1874 - ?)


He studied singing at the Konservatorium in Weimar and made his debut in 1896 at the Hofoper in Vienna. In  the 1897-1898 he was engaged by the Stadttheater in Lübeck, from 1898 to 1900 he appeared at the Theater des Westens in Berlin, in  the 1900-1903 seasons he sang at the Stadtthater in Hamburg. Here he appeared among other things in 1903 in the premiere of ‘’Der zerbrochene Krug’’ by Josef Jarno. Then  in the 1908-1911 seasons he appeared at the Theater in Graz, in  the 1912-1913 season at the Kurfürstenoper in Berlin and from 1913 to 1915 at the Hoftheater in Dessau. In 1906 and 1908 he made guest appearances among other things as Walther von Stolzing in ‘’Die meistersinger von Nürnberg’’at the Hofoper in Vienna. At the Bayreuth Festival of 1902 he sang the role of Erik in ‘’Fliegenden Holländer’’, which counted his special star role. During the First World War he was to be heard a tenor in Berlin. During the 1920’s he appeared in Rhineland. His repertoire included Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Florestan in ‘’Fidelio’’, Raoul in ‘’ Les Huguenots’’, Jean in ‘’Le Prophet’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’ and Hüon in ‘’Oberon’’. 

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Vienna Hofoper
1897-1898 Lübeck Stadttheater
1898-1900 Berlin Theater des Westens
1900-1903 Hamburg Stadtthater
1908-1911 Graz Theater
1912-1913 Berlin Kurfürstenoper
1913-1915 Dessau Hoftheater


I wish to thank Willi  Borgmann for providing me this recording

Beka-Idéal 1904
Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner): Willst jenes Tags 7282

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