Georg Müller

13 January 1840 Frankfurt – 13 April 1909 Baden bei Wien

Picture of Georg Müller
He began as a chorister who could also sing tiny solo parts (1861 Bremen, 1862 Freiburg); but after just two years, in 1863, he made his Frankfurt debut as Manrico – so successful that he already the following year, he was invited to a guest appearance in Dresden. In 1867, he went to Kassel, and in 1868 to the Vienna Hofoper, where he stayed up to his retirement in 1897, and was one of the most important members of the troupe. The famous (and dreaded) critic Eduard Hanslick wrote that he was too serious an artist to rely solely on the effect of his easy top notes.

Müller sang 95 roles; his most important were: Don Ottavio, Tamino, Almaviva, Elvino, Nemorino, Chapelou, Lohengrin, Stolzing, Arnold, Raoul, Jean de Leyde, José, Turiddu, Radames, Lyonel, Alessandro Stradella.

As a guest, he sang frequently in Brno, further in Prague, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and at La Scala (Lohengrin, 1891).

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2

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