Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 24, 2015

Heinrich Winckelshoff (Tenor) (1883, Köln, Germany - ?)

He received his education in Cologne and made his debut in 1907 at the Opernhaus in Cologne, where he remained active till 1918. First he made guest appearances as an opera singer then turned completely to the operetta and worked in the 1920-1926 seasons at the Reichshallen-Operettentheater in Cologne. During his career as an opera singer he sang the part of Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Froh in "Rheingold", Königssohn in "Königskindern", Fenton in ‘’Falstaff’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and Pinkerton in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. In the 1910-1913 seasons he sang with success Wagner repertoire at the the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. He made a few records for Parlophon.

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1918 Cologne Opernhaus 
1910-1913 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1920-1926 Cologne Reichshallen-Operettentheater


Parlophon, Berlin 1924-12-17
Heimliche Aufforderung (R Strauss); Liebesfeier (Weingartner) P1885 2-7777

Parlophon, Berlin 1925-04-17
Der Asra (Rubinstein) P1982 2-8081
Der Lenz (Hildach) P1948 2-8082
Still wie die Nacht (Bohm) P1982 2-8085

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