Eugen Guszalewicz

1867 Lemberg/Lviv – 29 May 1907 Köln

Picture of Eugen Guszalewicz
Guszalewicz studied singing at the Lemberg conservatory with Wysocki, and later with Gänsbacher in Vienna.

Guszalewicz made his debut in 1891 in Pressburg/Bratislava.

After Pressburg, he sang at the Stadttheater in Aachen, the Stadttheater in Brünn/Brno, and from 1896 to 1902 at the German Theater in Prague. In Prag, he sang the title role in the local premiere of Der arme Heinrich by Hans Pfitzner. and in 1901 took part in the world premiere of Der polnische Jude by Karel Weis.

In 1896, he married his student, the soprano Alice Guszalewicz (1879–1940), who had a succesful career as a dramatic soprano and since 1905 was a member of the opera theater in Köln, where both lived.

From 1902, Eugen Guszalewicz was no longer a member of any opera houses and undertook guest appearances in and outside Germany: Budapest (1895), Kroll-Oper Berlin (1892), Lemberg (1893, 1902), Frankfurt (1901), Bern (1903). He sang up to his time of death.

Guszalewicz was at the beginning a lyrical tenor, but developed into a dramatic tenor singing Manrico, Raoul, Assad, Otello, Tannhäuser, Canio, Manru, Éléazar, Ernani, ...

He recorded for Zonophone, including a duet with Alice Guszalewicz.

His daughter Genia Guszalewicz (1902–71) had, like her parents, a successful career.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Eugen Guszalewicz singsLe prophète: Herr, dich in den Sternenkreisen
In RA format

Zonophone, Wien, July 1902
10968	Tannhäuser (Wagner): Auch ich darf mich so glücklich nennen	10968 (7")
10969	Tannhäuser (Wagner): Dir töne Lob				10969 (7")
10970	Freischütz (Weber): Durch die Wälder				10970 (7")
10971	Alessandro Stradella (Flotow): Jungfrau Maria			10971 (7")
X-1635	Prophète (Meyerbeer): Herr, dich in den Sternenkreisen		X-1635, X-22009
X-1636	Walküre (Wagner): Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond		X-1636, X-22010
X-1637	Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend	X-1637, X-22011
X-1638	Siegfried (Wagner): Schmiede, mein Hammer			X-1638, X-22012
X-1640	Lohengrin (Wagner): unknown selection (w. A. Guszalewicz)	X-1640
X-1641	Lohengrin (Wagner): Höchstes Vertrauen				X-1641, X-22013

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