Jaro Dworsky

He was born on January 24th, 1891, in Königsberg, where his father, Jaroslaw Dworsky, was a member of the opera theatre – he, too, was a tenor. (I'm not entirely sure about Dworsky's nationality; while the name seems Polish, his German is perfectly idiomatic, and Königsberg/Kaliningrad was then part of Germany, of course.) His father was also his first teacher; he further studied with Grenzebach, Germany's most famous voice teacher, in Berlin. He made his debut in 1921 in his home town. From 1924, he was at the Staatsoper Berlin, from 1926 in Dresden, from 1927 to 1930 at the Staatsoper Berlin again. He spent the rest of his career without being a member of any opera house, with highly successful guest appearances all over Germany. He retired in 1944; when and where he died is not known.

Jaro Dworsky singsManon: Flieh, oh flieh
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Jaro Dworsky singsFriederike: Sah ein Knab' ein Röslein stehen
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Jaro Dworsky singsDon Giovanni: Tränen, vom Freund getrocknet
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Probably the best version of this aria on record; his breath control is incredible, even superior to McCormack's, his coloratura is impeccable, and his musical intelligence is fantastic.

Parlophon, 1928/29
20561 Manon: Ich schloss die Augen P-9240-I 20562 Manon: Flieh, o flieh, holdes Bild P-9240-II 20563 Werther: Was bin ich aufgewacht Unpublished 20996 Friederike: O Mädchen, mein Mädchen P-9331-I 20997 Friederike: Sah ein Knab' P-9331-II 21175 Faust: Auf eilet, auf eilet P-9852-I P-9647-I O-7644 with Seinemeyer, List 21176 Faust: Ach, er ist's, er hat mich genannt P-9852-I, P-9647-II, O-7644 with Seinemeyer 21634 Wanderers Nachtlied Unpublished with Bettendorf 21635 Les contes d'Hoffmann: Hörst du es tönen Unpublished with Bettendorf 21636 Von ewiger Liebe Unpublished with Bettendorf 21656 Rosenlieder I Unpublished with Bettendorf 21657 Rosenlieder II Unpublished with Bettendorf Electrola, 1926/27
BWR318-1 Der Freischütz: Durch die Wälder 8-42007, E479, AA124, EW10 BWR319-1 Der Freischütz: Jetzt ist wohl 8-42008, E479, AA124, EW10 BWR320-1 Rigoletto: Freundlich bin ich 8-42023, EW20 BWR821-1 Rigoletto: Ach, wie so trügerisch 8-42024, EW20 BDR4579-1 Tosca: Wie sich die Bilder 8-42076, P841, ER273, EW36 BWR1335-2 Tosca: Und es blitzen die Sterne 8-42077, P841, ER273, EW36 CWR008-1 La bohème: Wie eiskalt ist dies Händchen 4-042008, EJ134 CWR999-1 Cavalleria rusticana: Mutter, der Rote 4-042009, EJ134 CWR997-1 Don Giovanni: Tränen vom Freund getrocknet 4-040010, EJ136 CWR822-4 Die Zauberflöte: Dies Bildnis 4-042011, EJ136 CDR 4578-I Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola, rosengleich 4-040571, EJ135 (the reverse is the second part of the overture)

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