20 May 1859 Biblis – 4 September 1925 Dessau
He was a high school teacher in Darmstadt before studying voice in Frankfurt and making his debut as Faust in
Wiesbaden in 1887. In 1890, he came to the Berlin Hofoper, in 1892 to Köln, back to Wiesbaden in 1894. This time, he
stayed for ten years. From 1904 to 1921, he sang in Dessau, doubling as a stage director from 1911.
He sang primarily heroic roles: Tannhäuser, Siegmund, Lohengrin, Erik, Jean de Leyde, Robert le diable, Florestan, Otello.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
Source for the recording: Sächsische Landesbibliothek