Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 16, 2015

Eduard Erhard (Baritone) (Vienna, Austria 1879 ? - Starnberger, Germany ?)


First he was active as an actor, then studied singing at the Vienna Music Academy. Later he perfected his vocal technique under Giovanni Scarneo in Berlin. Probably he made his debut  in the 1903-1904 season at the Stadttheater in Nürnberg. His repertoire included Wolfram in ‘’Tannhäuser’’, Count di Luna in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Germont ‘’La Traviata’’, Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Papageno in the ‘’Magic Flute’’. In 1908, at the Stadttheater  in Hamburg, he appeared in the premiere of the opera ‘’Sternengebot’’ of Siegfried Wagner. Later he worked as pedagogue and professor in Karlsruhe. He was the teacher of the soprano Clara Ebers. Married to the soprano Josefine Sedlmayer. Later he lived in Starnberger. He made records for Gramophone, Beka and Parlophon.

Chronology of some opera appearances

1904-1905 Strasbourg Stadttheater 
1905-1907  Essen Stadttheater 
1907-1908 Hamburg Stadttheater 
1908-1909 Magdeburg Stadttheater
1909 Leipzig Opernhaus
1909 Berlin Hofoper 
1909-1910 Hamburg Stadttheater 
1926 London Covent Garden

Chronology of some concert appearances

1908 Vienna
1920 Norway
1920 Switzerland
1921 Hungary
1921 Holland
1925 Rome
1925 Venice
1926 USA
1927 Monte Carlo
1927 Nice
1934 Vienna


Gramophone, Berlin 1908-11-25
Carmen (Bizet): Liebst du mich treu und innig with Metzger 2-44496 6669h

Gramophone, Berlin 1909-08-18
Faust (Gounod): Mephisto-Serenade 4-42351 1571ab
Faust (Gounod): Rondo vom goldenen Kalb 4-42352 1572ab

Gramophone, Berlin 1910-09-17
Nachtlager von Granada (Kreutzer): Die Nacht ist schön 042285 501s
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ja, du warst's 042286 502s

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