Max Altglass

16 February 1890 Warsaw – 13 February 1952 New York City

Picture of  Max Altglass
After studies in Berlin, he made his debut in 1913 in Linz. From 1913 to 1921, he sang in Nürnberg, interrupted by one season (1917/18) in Kiel; 1921 to 1924, he was at the German Theater in Prague. In his entire European period, he sang roles like Almaviva, Tamino, Alfredo or Lorenzo in Fra Diavolo, but surprisingly also Stolzing.

In 1924, he got a contract at the Met, where he was to sing 714 performances until 1940 – as a comprimario: Beppe, Missail or Walther von der Vogelweide were his relatively larger roles, but he sang many tiniest parts down to Parpignol, Yamadori or one of the Jews in Salome.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens


I. Beka, Berlin, 1918
30151 	    Das süße Mädel: Launische Dame                        UNPUBLISHED
30152 	    Das süße Mädel: Aber jetzt                            UNPUBLISHED

II. Parlophon, Berlin, 1918
2379 	    Das süße Mädel: Launische Dame                        UNPUBLISHED
2380 	    Das süße Mädel: Duett (with Käthe Dorsch)             UNPUBLISHED   	

III. Odeon, Berlin, 1921
xxBo7158    Les dragons de Villars: O schweige still              AA.57711
xxBo7159-1  Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sieh' schon die Morgenröte   UNPUBLISHED
xxBo7159-2  Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sieh' schon die Morgenröte   AA.79199
xxBo7160    Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Horch, die Lerche    AA.57708
xxBo7161    Die Entführung aus dem Serail: O wie ängstlich        AA.57709
xxBo7162    Così fan tutte: Der Odem der Liebe		          AA.57710

IV. Odeon, Berlin 1921/2
xxB6695	    Der Asra                                              AA.79227, O-6442
xxB6696     Die Zauberflöte: Dies Bildnis                         AA.79219
xxB6697     L'Africaine: Land so wunderbar                        AA.79220
xxB6698     La Gioconda: Himmel und Meer                          AA.79228

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