Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 17, 2015

Franz Petter (Tenor) (June 4, 1869 Innsbruck, Austria - September 11, 1943 Innsbruck, Austria)

He learned in the company of his father the occupation of a joiner and took over after his death this company. His voice was discovered in a Tirol society. He studied singing in Berlin under Schulze-Strelitz. First he gave a recitals in Berlin, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Dresden, partly together with the pianist Sophie Menter, and made his operatic debut in 1895 at the Berlin Hofoper in Flotow’s ‘’Alessandro Stradella’’. Later he completed his education with the pedagogue Eduard Bellwidt in Frankfurt am Main.

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Berlin Hofoper Alessandro Stradella (Alessandro Stradella)
1896 Prague Deutschen Landestheater
1897 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1897-1899 Frankfurt am Main Oper
1899 Dresden Hofoper Gli Ugonotti (Raoul)
1900 Leipzig Opernhäus
1901 Dresden Hofoper Feuersnot (Richard Strauss) Premiere
1901 Bayreuth Festival Rheingold (Froh)
1901 Bayreuth Festival Fliegenden Holländer (Steuermann)
1904-1911 Köln Opernhaus
1905-1907 Hannover Opernhaus
1909 Karlsruhe Hoftheater
1910 Leipzig Opernhäus
1911 Riga Opernhaus
1921 Köln Concert


G&T, Dresden 1902
Wanderlied (Schumann) 42808 747h

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