Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 29, 2015

Max Lipmann (Tenor) (Stolzenau a. Weser 1881 - ?)

He made his debut in 1905 at the Stadttheater in Heilbronn as Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, then appeared as a concert and oratorio singer. He took up his stage career only in 1909 with an engagement at the Stadttheater in Aachen. Afterwards he gave guest performances and appeared among other things in 1912 at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan as David in ‘’Die meistersinger von Nürnberg’’ and in the 1912-1913 season at Boston Opera in the USA. From 1913 to 1923 he was a member of the Court Theatre and National Theatre in Mannheim. In the 1923-1924 season he took part in the North America tour of a German opera troop. After 1924 he appeared again primarily in the concert hall. Nevertheless, till 1932 he still appeared in operatic stage of Mannheim. His repertoire included Belmonte in "Entführung aus dem Serail", Tamino in "Zauberflöte", Max in ‘’Freischütz’’, Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’, Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, De Grieux in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’ and Rodolfo in ‘’La Bohème’’. As a Jew since 1933 he never appeared at the German opera houses.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Heilbronn Stadttheater
1909 Aachen Stadttheater
1912 Milan Teatro Alla Scala
1912-1913 Boston Opera
1913-1923 Mannheim Court Theatre


Grammophon, Berlin 1913-08-26

Rigoletto (Verdi): O, wie so trügerisch 4-42549 12852r

Grammophon, Berlin 1914-02-04
Rigoletto (Verdi): Freundlich blick' ich auf diese und jene 4-42548 13534r

Grammophon, Berlin 1914-02-04
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend 042472 1334s

Vox, Berlin 1922
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): O Colombine 3120 555B
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Trinklied 3120 554B

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