Reinhold Batz

14 March 1870 or 1873 Düsseldorf – 19 September 1935 Cologne

Picture of Reinhold Batz

Debut in 1900 as Max in Kassel, where he stayed four years. 1904–11 in Cologne, then a freelancer, singing in Hannover, Wiesbaden, Hamburg and Leipzig, before giving up his stage career and continuing as a concert and oratorio tenor only. His career lasted into the 1920s.

Most important roles: Tamino, Assad (Die Königin von Saba by Goldmark), Lohengrin, Pedro, Masaniello, Fra Diavolo, Faust, José, Chapelou, Hoffmann, Manrico, Turiddu, Canio, Cavaradossi.

He made only five recordings, all in 1906, all rare.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

G&T/Zonophone, Köln 1906-08/09
4529L Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Jetzt spielen 			X-22477
4530L Liebesglück (Tiska) 					X-22478
4533L Traviata (Verdi): Ach, ihres Auges Zauberblick 		3-42672
4534L Undine (Lortzing): Mir schien der Morgen aufgegangen 	3-42673
4536L Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola			X-22479
Source for the discography: Robert Johannesson's great (defunct)

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