Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 9, 2015

Bjørn Talén (Tenor) ( Kristiania/Oslo, Norway 1890 - Bergen, Norway 1945)


From 1914 to 1915 he studied singing under the pedagogue Sebastianini in Naples and made his debut in 1915 in Oslo. He made successful guest appearances in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Hamburg, Madrid and Turin.

Chronology of some appearances

1915-1920 Oslo Opera
1921-1928 Berlin Staatsoper
1923-1924 Holland Tour
1925 Dresden Staatsoper
1929-1932 Berlin Städtischen Oper
1929 Berlin Kroll-Oper
1929 Dresden Staatsoper


Vox, Berlin 1922
Bohème (Puccini): O soave fanciulla with Lola Artot de Padilla 04027 623A 

Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Lola Artot de Padilla 04026 624A 
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice with Lola Artot de Padilla 04026 626A
Carmen (Bizet): Parle-moi de ma mère with Lola Artot de Padilla 04027 627A 

Vox, Berlin 1922-09?
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Del tempio al limitar with Jean (Iwan) Iwanzoff 04024 613A 
Bohème (Puccini): Ah, Mimì with Jean (Iwan) Iwanzoff 04024 614A

Forza del destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'ora with Jean (Iwan) Iwanzoff 07002A
Otello (Verdi):  Si, pel ciel with  Jean (Iwan) Iwanzoff 07002B

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