Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 18, 2016

Hans Bahling (Baritone) (14. April 1878 Frankfurt/Main, † 12. Januar 1938 Auerbach/Bergstraße)

He made his debut in 1903 at the Stadttheater in Plauen (Sachsen) and in the 1904-05 season sang at the Stadttheater in Aachen. In the 1905-1908 seasons he was active at the Stadttheater in Barmen, then he was engaged by the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, where he appeared more than twenty years. In 1906 he guested at the Hofopern in München. In 1909 he sang at the Hofopern of München and Stuttgart. In 1910 he performed at the Opernhaus of Leipzig. In Mannheim he appeared in the premieres of the following operas: ‘’Kjartan und Gudrun’’ by Paul von Klenau (1918), ‘’Sharazade’’ of Bernhard Sekles (1917), ‘’Das Rosengärtlein’’ of Julius Bittner (1923) and ‘’Alkestis’’ of  Egon Wellesz (20. 3. 1924 as Herakles). In 1925 he sang in Mannheim in the German première of Borodin’s opera ‘’Prince Igor’’ in the title part. In 1928 he participated there in the premiere of a revised version of ‘’Princess Girnara’’ by Egon Wellesz. He counted as an excellent interpreter of part in Richard Wagner’s operas, such as Hans Sachs, Wotan, also he had a huge success as the Rigoletto, Pizarro in ‘’Fidelio’’, Sebastiano in ‘’Tiefland’’, Borromeo in ‘’Palestrina’’, Nelusco in ‘’L'Africaine’’ and Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’. The artist, who appeared successfully also as a concert singer, was married the soprano Sofie Berg.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Plauen Stadttheater
1904-1905 Aachen Stadttheater
1905-1908 Barmen Stadttheater
1906 München Hofopern
1909 München Hofopern
1909 Stuttgart Hofopern
1909-1920's Mannheim Nationaltheater
1910 Leipzig Opernhaus


Vox, Berlin 1922-01?
Undine (Lortzing): Nun ist's vollbracht! 3077 287½B
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Dir, o Königin *03076 146½A
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prolog *03076 147A 
Die beiden Grenadiere  1509AA *03621

Vox, Berlin 1923-03?
Faust (Gounod): Valentins Gebet 03330 1117A
Carmen (Bizet): Torerolied 03330 1119A

 Vox, Berlin 1927-02?
Tom der Reimer (Loewe) 03621 1508AA
Walküre (Wagner): Wotans Abschied 490A *3137
Walküre (Wagner): Wotans Abschied  von Brunhild 491A *3137
Trovatore (Verdi): Il balen 286B 3077

1 comment:

  1. 05/19/2016
    Mr. Arakelyan
    Excellent work......keep up the good work and thanks !!