Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Feb 28, 2016

Hugo Meyer-Welfing (Tenor) (1905, 25/3, Hannover – 1969, 2/11, Wien)




He worked as a taxi driver. He studied singing at the Conservatory of Hannover. He made his debut in 1928 at the Stadttheater in Osnabrück. Since 1956 he was a professor of the Vienna conservatoire.

Chronology of some appearances

1928 Osnabrück Stadttheater
1930’s Aachen Stadttheater
1938-1940 Königsberg Stadttheater
 1940-1943 Stettin Stadttheater
1943 Wien Volksoper
1945 Wien Staatsoper

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Berlin 1941-04-25
Tiefland (d'Albert): Zwei Vaterunser bet' ich O-7963 xxB8796
Tiefland (d'Albert): Schau her, das ist ein Taler O-7963 xxB8797

Odeon, Berlin 1941-09-03
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen O-7977 xxB8856
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne O-7977 xxB8857

Odeon, Berlin 1941-10-22Turandot (Puccini): O weine nicht, Liu O-3609 xxB8886

Odeon, Berlin 1942-08-20
Aida (Verdi): Holde Aida O-3609 xxB9033

Odeon, Berlin 1942-08-21
Traviata (Verdi): So hold, so reizend with Rudolph O-3611 xxB9036
Traviata (Verdi): O laß uns fliehen with Rudolph O-3611 xxB9037

Odeon, Berlin 1943-06-23Carmen (Bizet): Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen O-3638 xxB9173
Traviata (Verdi): Entfernt von ihr... Ach ihres Auges Zauberblick O-3638 xxB9174

Columbia, Wien
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön DX1385 CHAX276
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Nur ihrem Frieden DX1385 CHAX277




















Feb 27, 2016

Josefine von Artner (Soprano) (10. November 1869 in Prag – 7. September 1932 in Leipzig)




Her real name was Josefine von Artanyi. She was a daughter of a colonel of the Austrian-Hungarian army and the singer Marie von Artner-Grenso. She studied singing under Ludwig Reiss in Vienna and made her debut in 1885 at the Opernhaus in Leipzig. In 1895 she appeared in Berlin as soloist in the premiere of the Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler. Since 1910 she taught singing in Dresden, later in Leipzig. Also her sister Gabriele von Artner (1871-1935) was active as an opera singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1885-1890 Leipzig Opernhaus
1888 Leipzig Opernhaus Die drei Pintos (Weber) (Premiere)
1890-1893 Wien Hofoper
1892 Wien Hofoper Ritter Pazmán (Johann Strauss) (Premiere)
1893-1908 Hamburg Stadttheater
1889 Vienna Hofoper
1896-1906 Bayreuth festival
1897 Dresden Hofoper
1898 London Covent Garden Fidelio (Marzelline)
1899 Amsterdam Opera Rheingold (Woglinde) (Premiere)
1901 Berlin Hofoper
1904 Hamburg Stadttheater Der Kobold (Siegfried Wagner) (Premiere)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Bayreuth 1904
Rheingold (Wagner): Wallala!... Schäme dich, Albe with Knüpfer-Egli & Metzger 44406 Bay1113e


Helene Offenberg (Soprano) (Wien 1877 - ? 1914)


                                                                     Nedda

                                                                      Mignon


She studied at the Vienna Konservatorium under Rose Papier-Paumgartner and made her debut at the Stadttheater in Königsberg (1897). After her marriage she also appeared under the name Helene Offenberg-Wolfsson.

Chronology of some appearances

1897-1899 Königsberg Stadttheater
1899-1900 Brünn Opernhaus
1900 Dresden Opernhaus
1900 Köln Opernhaus
1901-1906 Hannover Hoftheater
1902 Frankfurt a.M. Opernhaus
1903 Munich Opernhaus
1903 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1904-1909 Hamburg Stadttheater
1906 Berlin Opernhaus
1908 Berlin Opernhaus
1910-1911 Graz Theater
1911-1914 Lübeck Stadttheater

RECORDING FOR SALE









G&T, Berlin 1907
Freischütz (Weber): Leise, leise fromme Weise 043107  353s


Aenne Hindermann (Soprano) (Minden 10. 2. 1872 - Menden 17. 11. 1955)





She began her stage career in 1895 at the Stadttheater of Aachen, where she appeared till 1898.

Chronology of some appearances

1895-1898 Aachen Stadttheater
1898-1901 Magdeburg Stadttheater
1899-1912 Berlin Hofoper
1900 Dresden Hofoper
1900 Leipzig Opernhaus
1901-1912 Hamburg Stadttheater
1904 Schwerin Hoftheater
1907 Hamburg Stadttheater

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Odeon, Berlin? 1907
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Mit starrem Angesicht 51276 xB2753
Mignon (Thomas): Titania ist herabgestiegen (Polonaise) 51277 xB2755
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Arie der Rosine, pt 1 64311
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Arie der Rosine, pt 2 64312
Die Nachtigall (Alabieff) 64493
Schweizer Echolied (Eckert) 64501