Valentin Haller

1 May 1901 Munich – 24 March 1944 Munich

Picture of Valentin Haller

Picture of Valentin Haller's Fidelio Broadside
Fidelio, Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 9 November 1938 (Fidelio on Kristallnacht)
He started his career in Gera in 1924. His next engagements were in Plauen (1924–26), Augsburg (1926–28), Mannheim (1928/29), Braunschweig (1929–32) and Leipzig (1932–34).

Haller sang at the Deutsche Oper Berlin from the season 1934/35 (which he divided between Berlin and Kassel) until his death on March 24, 1944 from an accident that injured his spine. There he sang in the following premieres (European style date format):


Il trovatore (Manrico)               	30.9.1934
Le postillon de Lonjumeau (Chapelou)    1.12.1934
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (David)  15.11.1935
Die lustige Witwe (Rosillon)            31.12.1935
La fille du régiment (Tonio)            7.1.1937
Il campiello (Zorzeto)               	20.5.1937
Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)        	24.3.1938
Schwarzer Peter (Roderich)           	9.12.1938
Die lustige Witwe (Rosillon)            31.12.1938
La bohème (Rodolfo)                  	24.2.1939
Les dragons de Villars (Sylvain)        26.3.1939
La forza del destino (Alvaro)    	7.10.1939
Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)              27.2.1940
Die Königskinder (Königssohn)           8.3.1941
Otello (Cassio)                         11.2.1942
Dornröschen by Bresgen (Prinz)          13.5.1943

Note: this is a list of his premieres, not of his roles; he sang 
considerably more of them in older productions, in whose opening 
night he had not taken part.
Received from Guido Bathe (Reference: Detlef Meyer zu Heringdorf: Das Charlottenburger Opernhaus 1912–1961, Band 2, Berlin 1988
Reference for the first part of his career: Kutsch & Riemens
Valentin Haller singsLe postillon de Lonjumeau: Freunde, vernehmet die Geschichte
In RA format

Valentin Haller singsIl trovatore: Lodern zum Himmel
In RA format
I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the broadside.

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