Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 14, 2015

Marie Gutheil-Schoder (Soprano) (Weimar, Weimar 1874, 16/2 - Ilmenau, Germany 1935, 4/10)


First she studied singing in Weimar under Virgina Naumann-Gungl, then with Fedor von Milde, but she rehearsed some opera parts with Richard Strauss. She made her debut in 1891 at the Hoftheater in Weimar as 1-st lady in the ‘’Magic Flute’’. In 1900 she was engaged by Gustav Mahler to appear at the Vienna Hofoper. Up to 1926 she was highly appreciated in Vienna, where for the last time she sang the part of Elektra. She been active at the Vienna Opera as well as at the Salzburg Festival as an opera director ( ‘’Don Giovanni’’. 1926, Iphigenie in Aulis. 1930). First she was married to the conductor Gustav Gutheil (1868-1914), then with the photographer Franz Setzer.

Chronology of some appearances

1891 Weimar Hoftheater Magic Flute (1-st lady)
1895 Weimar Hoftheater Carmen (Carmen)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Pagliacci (Nedda)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Lustigen Weibern von Windsor (Frau Fluth)
1900 Vienna Hofoper (Debut)
1902-1910 Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus
1904 Vienna Hofoper Iphigenie in Aulis (Iphigénie)
1908 Vienna Hofoper Tiefland (Martha) (Premiere)
1909 Vienna Hofoper Elektra (Elektra) (Premiere)
1910 Vienna Hofoper Der Musikant(Premiere)
1911 Vienna Hofoper Rosenkavalier (Octavian) (Premiere)
1912 Vienna Hofoper Die verschenkte Frau (Premiere)
1913 London Covent Garden Rosenkavalier (Octavian)
1914 Vienna Hofoper Notre Dame (Premiere)


G&T, Wien 1902
Dame Blanche (Boïeldieu): Duett with Franz Naval 44066 851x 
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Hörst du es tönen with Franz Naval 44067 858x

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