He began his career in Barmen-Elberfeld in the 1898/99 season. After a few years as a freelance artist, he was at
the Municipal Theater from 1902 to 1904, in Riga from 1904 to 1906, and at the Vienna Hofoper from 1906 to 1908.
Next, he restudied with the voice teacher Alfieri in Berlin. 1909/10, he was a member of the theater in Halle an der Saale, and
then again a freelancer for the rest of his career, singing primarily in Mannheim, Braunschweig, Karlsruhe, Nürnberg and
After retiring as a tenor, he was a stage director, and finally a voice teacher at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin.
He sang primarily dramatic parts: Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Loge, Siegmund, Siegfried, Stolzing, Erik, Florestan, Radames,
Canio, Raoul, Jean de Leyde or Éléazar.
His recordings are extremely elusive, and virtually unknown. Kutsch & Riemens mention only one Edison cylinder, and believe he
made Pathé recordings that never surfaced, though. In fact, he recorded (other than that single Edison cylinder) for Beka
Beka, Vienna, March/April 1904
7231 Lohengrin (Wagner): Nun sei bedankt 7231
7232 Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht 7232
7233 Tannhäuser (Wagner): Dir töne Lob 7233
7234 Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend 7234
7236 Siegfried (Wagner): Nothung! Nothung! 7236
7240 Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd 7240
7245 Muette de Portici (Auber): O seht, wie herrlich strahlt der Morgen 7245
7246 Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden 7246
7247 Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Fanget an 7247
7248 Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land 7248
7281 Africaine (Meyerbeer): Land so wunderbar 7281
7283 Rienzi (Wagner): Allmächt'ger Vater 7283
Edison, Vienna, September (?) 1907
2M-15707 Juive (Halévy): Kehr, o Gott uns'rer Väter 15707
Ultima, Berlin, 1908 or 1909
173 Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht 137
Reference 1 for the biography: Kutsch & Riemens; reference 2: archives of the Vienna Staatsoper; discography source: Gesellschaft für historische Tonträger, Wien
Many thanks to Armin Mairhofer for the recording and the label scan.