Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 9, 2016

Davida Hesse (Soprano) ( 29 januari 1877 i Gävle, död 23 juni 1964 i Stockholm)

She was trained in Stockholm under Julius Günther and Signe Hebbe, later she studied under different pedagogues in Germany. In 1904 she made her debut at the Royal Opera of Stockholm as Zerline in ‘’Don Giovanni’’. Till 1909 she had in this opera house a huge success. In 1906 she created there for Sweden the role of Madama Butterfly. After she had married the lawyer Lillienberg, she retired in 1909 from the stage. Later she continued her stage activities. In 1926 she appeared in Stockholm in the opera ‘’Jolanthe’’ by P. Tchaikovsky. 

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Stockholm Royal Opera Don Giovanni (Zerline)
1906 Stockholm Royal Opera Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)


G&T, Stockholm 1907-02
Mignon (Thomas): Svalduetten with John Forsell 84086 10279u

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