Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 30, 2015

Knut Öhrström (Tenor) (Stockholm 17/6 1885 - Stockholm 17/9 1964)

First he studied singing under John Östergren in Stockholm, then with Vittorio Vanza in Milan. He made his debut in 1916 at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. Till 1924 he remained a member of this theater, where he appeared with success as Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Don José in ‘’Carmen’’, Samson in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ and as Lohengrin. Together with the composer Hugo Alfvén he undertook a tour through the USA. In 1930 he withdrew from the stage and then worked as pedagogue in Stockholm.

Chronology of some appearances

1916-1924 Stockholm Royal Opera


Ekophon, Stockholm 1923-04
Folkvisa (Merikanto) NS1823 51748
Jungfrun under lind (Peterson-Berger) NS1823 51749

Wallin's Svenska Records, Chicago 1924/1925
Carmela (Ibland blommor och grönskande lundar) (de Curtis)  114 9039
Ingalill (Lejdström?) 114 9040
Stjärnor i kronan (Hultman) 115 9064
Jag är en pilgrim (Hultman) 115 9065

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