Robert Hutt

8 August 1878 Karlsruhe – 5 February 1942 Berlin

Picture of Robert Hutt
Robert Hutt was born on August 8th, 1878 in Karlsruhe. He first studied engineering.

Around 1900, Hutt met Felix Mottl, who recommended him to study singing. Hutt studied in Bayreuth with Wilhelm Guggenbühler and then with Julius Kniese.

He made his debut in 1903 at the Hoftheater in Karlsruhe. Further, he sang in Düsseldorf (1904, debut as Christian in Der polnische Jude by Karl Weis). Later in Düsseldorf, Hutt became the successor of Max Gießwein.

In 1910, he moved to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, he began his international career.

In 1913, he sang Stolzing in London.

The war stopped his international career.

In 1917, he made his debut at the Berliner Hofoper (Staatsoper after 1918), where he sang up to 1927. In Berlin, Hutt took part in the local premieres of Tosca and Die Frau ohne Schatten.

In 1923 and 1924, Hutt joined the German Opera Company touring North America. There, he sang Aurelius Galba in the American premiere of Die toten Augen in 1924.

He retired in 1927.

Hutt died at Berlin on February 5th, 1942.

He recorded for Odeon, Polydor, and HMV. In 1928, he recorded a complete "Meistersinger".

Reference: Einhard Luther, So viel der Helden. Biographie eines Stimmfaches, Teil 3: Wagnertenöre der Kaiserzeit (1871–1918), Berlin 2006
Robert Hutt singsAida: Holde Aida

Robert Hutt singsMartha: Ach so fromm

Robert Hutt singsIl trovatore: Lodern zum Himmel

Robert Hutt singsTosca: Und es blitzten die Sterne

Robert Hutt singsGuillaume Tell: Ah Mathilde, du Engel meiner Triebe, with Heinrich Schlusnus
In RA format

Robert Hutt singsOtello: Bei des Himmels eh'rnem Dache, with Heinrich Schlusnus
In RA format
I wish to thank Ross Halper for the recordings (Guillaume Tell, Otello).
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture and recordings (Tosca, Trovatore).

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