Alois Hadwiger

11 August 1879 Olomouc/Olmütz – 23 March 1948 Graz

Alois Hadwiger singsDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Fanget an!
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He was discovered by Cosima Wagner, who arranged for his vocal training. He made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 1904 (Froh in Rheingold, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser). After further vocal studies, he sang Parsifal in Bayreuth in 1906 (and again in 1908).

1907–10, he was a member of the theater in Coburg-Gotha, 1910–14 in Bremen, 1918–22 in Graz, and 1922–29 in Freiburg, where he also worked as a stage director.

1930–37, he was both theater and stage director in Kaiserslautern, 1937–44 theater director in Schwerin.

His most important roles were Siegmund, Lohengrin, Stolzin and Pedro.

Reference: Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon


Gramophone, Berlin 1912-11-04

1809ak  Walküre (Wagner): Winterstürme                                   4-42520, 61706, 20024
1810ak  Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden         unpublished
1810Żak Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden         4-42522, 61707, B42126, 20025
1811ak  Tiefland (d'Albert): Wie ich nun gestern Abend (Traumerzählung)  4-42523, 61707, B42127, 20025
1812ak  Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht                              4-42521, 61706, 20024
1813ak  Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Jetzt spielen                           4-42524, 61708
293al   Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan                           042377,  65146
294al   Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Fanget an                   042378,  65146
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.
Discography source: (defunct)

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