Debut in Kaiserslautern in 1901; 1902–05 Cologne, 1905–07 Hamburg (Neues Operettentheater), 1907–14
Berlin (Theater des Westens), 1916–18 and 1920–22 at the Berlin Metropoltheater, where he was also a stage director,
where he took part in the world premiere of Fall's Die Rose von Stambul. After retiring, he was president of the German Pension
Fund for Stage, Film and Radio.
He sang almost exclusively operetta, and was considered one of the most important German operetta tenors of his time; a regular
partner of the celebrated operetta diva Fritzi Massary. The above Cavalleria recording proves that at least occasionally, he
also in opera, and that he was a terrible singer; in fact one of the worst tenors I've ever heard.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
Anton Bieber has provided the Rose von Stambul and Don Cäsar recordings and label scans: thank you!