Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 20, 2015

Fritz Blankenhorn (Tenor) (Karlsruhe, Germany 5. 3. 1889 -Müllheim (Baden), Germany 8. 12. 1954)


He received his musical education in his hometown Karlsruhe and made his debut in 1914 at the Stadttheater in Bern, Switzerland. Later he was active also as an operetta singer. His best roles were Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’, Riccardo in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’, Alvaro in ‘’La forza del destino’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Otello, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’,  José in ‘’Carmen’’and  Lohengrin. Married to the soprano Trude Bornholt.

Chronology of some appearances

1914-1920 Bern Stadttheater
1921-1928 Hannover Landestheater
1928-1929 Berlin Großen Schauspielhaus
1930-1931 Mellini-Theater Hannover
1931-1932 Stuttgart Staatsoper
1932-1933 Dortmund Stadttheater
1935-1936 Berlin Plazatheater
1936-1937 Magdeburg Stadttheater


Casanova (Strauss): Ich hab dich lieb with Anni Frind E. G. 948 

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