Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 30, 2015

Gustav Rödin (Tenor) (Stockholm 1898 - Stockholm 1949)

He studied singing under Gillis Bratt in Stockholm, after he had appeared first as a ballet dancer. He made his debut in 1922 at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Then he came to Germany and was engaged by the Städtischen Oper in Berlin. Later he was a member of the Staatsoper in Berlin. Here he sang among other things on 26. 11. 1938 in the premiere of the opera ‘’Peer Gynt’’ by W. Egk, on 28. 1. 1939 in "Die Bürger von Calais" by R.Wagner-Régenys. In 1928 he appeared at the Bayreuth Festival. Since that time he appeared there up to the last festival in the Second World War in 1944, mostly as comprimario. During the long years of his work in Germany he guested regularly in his Swedish native country as well as at the leading German opera houses. In 1945 he returned to Stockholm, where he continued successfully his career, also as a concert and oratorio singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1922-1925 Stockholm Royal Opera
1928 Bayreuth Festival
1938-1939 Berlin Staatsoper


Gramophone, Stockholm 1921-01-24
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Låt henne tro (Ch'ella mi creda) V96 995Am

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