Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld was a German tenor, born on 2 July 1836 in Munich, on 28 February 1865. He made his debut in 1853. His teachers were Eduard Devrient and Manuel Garcia jr. He was the one who created Tristan in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, on 10 June 1865. His wife Malvine was Isolde. Wagner's recollection of that performance were: '... it is impossible for me to express what Schnorr accomplished in the part of Tristan, culminating in the third act of my drama, perhaps for the simple reason that it was beyond the sphere of comparisons ...' Inexpectedly, Schnorr died a few weeks after the first performance. He had only one pupil, Heirich Gudehus.
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