Barthold Schweback

31 August 1878 Halden (Norway) – 25 February 1952 Stockholm

Schweback as Arnold in Guillaume Tell

Barthold Schweback singsIl trovatore: Di quella pira, in Swedish
He made his debut at the Eldoradoteatern in Oslo in 1898 as an operetta tenor. Swedish impresario Alfred Ranft brought him to Stockholm in either 1901 or 1903, depending on sources. In 1905, he made his debut at the Royal Opera Stockholm as Tonio in La fille du régiment. From 1906 to 1908, and again from 1912 to 1921, he was a member of that theater, specializing in Verdi and Wagner. In between, from 1908 to 1911, he was at the Oscarsteatern (Stockholm, as well).

He later taught voice in Berlin and Malmö.

Reference 1: HAFG CD booklet, reference 2, picture source

Discography

Lyrophon, Stockholm 1906
1955 		Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 	1955
1956 		Martha (Flotow): Ack så from 			1956
196S 		Vagabund (Zeller): Vals 			1965

Favorite, Stockholm 1908-10
862-t(?) 	Dollarprinzessin (Fall): Fredys entrésång 	1-85110
863-t 		Dollarprinzessin (Fall): Duett (w. Grünberg) 	unpubl
863-t- 		d:o unpubl
863-t⁒- 		d:o 1-89044
866-t 		Musette (La petite bohème) (Hirschmann): Aria 	1-85112, Beka S370, Harm H930

Gramophone, Stockholm 1913-08-16
5204ab 		Jeg giver mit digt til vaaren (Sjögren) 	2-82997, X1560
5205ab 		Vidste du, hvor hjertet skjælver (Warmuth) 	2-82998, X1560

Gramophone, Stockholm 1913-08-23
574ac 		Aida (Verdi): Ljufva Aida 			082087
575ac 		Carmen (Bizet): Blomsterarian 			082088
5325ab 		Trovatore (Verdi): Strettan 			2-82984
5326ab 		Rigoletto (Verdi): Ack som ett fjun så lätt 	unpubl
5327ab 		d:o 						2-82985
Many thanks to Igor Milner for the recording.
Source for the discography: Robert Johannesson's 78opera.com (defunct).

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