Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 15, 2015

Tenna Frederiksen (Soprano) (1885, 16/5, København - 1954, 16/3, København)

Daughter of the painter N. C. Frederiksen. She studied under J. L. Nyrop in Copenhagen and then in Paris with Jean de Reszke. In 1906 she made her debut at the Royal Opera of Copenhagen and remained a highly respected member of this opera up to her retirement in 1939. Her repertoire included Tosca, Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’, Fidelio, Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’ and Desdemona in ‘’Otello’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1906-1939 Copenhagen Royal Opera


Gramophone, København 1908-09-15
Bohème (Puccini): Musettas valsarie 83655 11318b

Odeon, København 1912
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Duet with Hansen 116032 KP33

Gramophone, København 1913-09-21
Tosca (Puccini): Non lo sospiri with Herold 084023 648ac
Tosca (Puccini): Qual' occhio al mondo with Herold 084024 647ac
Traviata (Verdi): Saa var det ham jeg saa ofte 83718 5712ab

HMV, København 1934-06-06
Ave Maria (Schubert) Z223 2L848
Mors et Vita (Gounod): Judex Z223 2L849

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