Leon Gritzinger

20 September 1856 Kizman (now Ukraine, then Austria) – 2 December 1910 Ardagger

Picture of Leon Gritzinger

Leon (or Leo) Gritzinger wanted to be a professional military, but in the army, his voice was discovered, and he was granted a leave for vocal studies in Vienna. From 1879, he sang in the choir of the Vienna Hofoper; in 1882, he was promoted to soloist, singing a lot of small parts, and in 1884 to heldentenor. He had his first successes as Éléazar, Lohengrin and Vasco da Gama. He stayed in Vienna until 1890.

1890–92 Hamburg
1892–95 Dresden
1895/96 Wrocław/Breslau
1896–98 Nürnberg
1898–1908 Braunschweig

Repertory, other than the roles already mentioned: Stolzing, Tannhäuser, Siegmund, Jean de Leyde, Florestan.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

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