Jacques Decker

5 April 1877 Cologne – 1964

Jacques Decker sings Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
In RA format

After starting his vocal studies in his native Cologne relatively late, he made his debut in Elberfeld in 1906 (he stayed there until 1908). In Hamburg (1908/09), he already sang Tristan. 1909–12, he was very successful in Mannheim; next, he sang in Düsseldorf and Braunschweig for one season each.

After taking part in WWI, he resumed his career in 1918 in Bielefeld (until 1920); then, his career petered out in a few guest appearances.

A typical heldentenor, he sang Erik, Lohengrin, Siegmund, Siegfried, Stolzing, Tannhäuser, Tristan, Primus Thaller (Kuhreigen by Kienzl), Florestan, José, Éléazar, Samson, Radames or Canio.

Reference and picture source: Isoldes Liebestod

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