Robert Hutt was born on August 8th, 1878 in Karlsruhe. He first studied engineering.
Around 1900, Hutt met Felix Mottl, who recommended him to study singing. Hutt studied in Bayreuth with
Wilhelm Guggenbühler and then with Julius Kniese.
He made his debut in 1903 at the Hoftheater in
Karlsruhe. Further, he sang in Düsseldorf (1904, debut as Christian in Der polnische Jude by Karl Weis). Later in
Düsseldorf, Hutt became the successor of Max Gießwein.
In 1910, he moved to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, he began his international career.
In 1913, he sang Stolzing in London.
The war stopped his international career.
In 1917, he
made his debut at the Berliner Hofoper (Staatsoper after 1918), where he sang
up to 1927. In Berlin, Hutt took part in the local premieres of Tosca and Die Frau ohne Schatten.
In 1923 and 1924, Hutt joined the German Opera Company touring North America. There, he sang
Aurelius Galba in the American premiere of Die toten Augen in 1924.
He retired in 1927.
Hutt died at Berlin on February 5th, 1942.
He recorded for Odeon, Polydor, and HMV. In 1928, he recorded a complete "Meistersinger".
Reference: Einhard Luther, So viel der Helden. Biographie eines Stimmfaches, Teil 3: Wagnertenöre der Kaiserzeit (1871–1918), Berlin 2006