Alfred Hülgert

3 May 1908 Vienna – 13 November 1953 Berlin

Alfred Hülgert sings Die Verurteilung des Lukullus: Was beim Jupiter soll das bedeuten?

Alfred Hülgert sings Die Verurteilung des Lukullus: Aber das sind Feinde!, with Fritz Soot (Der Sprecher des Totengerichts)

Alfred (or Fred) Hülgert began to sing operetta in the mid-1930s in provincial theaters in Austria and Czechoslovakia, for instance in Salzburg (at the small permanent theater there, not the famous summer festival) or in Liberec/Reichenberg.

In 1937, he made a second debut as a film actor; he made a couple of further films until the 1950s, when he already lived in the German Democratic Republic.

In 1938, he went back to his native Vienna, and sang operetta both at the Volksoper and the Raimundtheater – also after the war, when the Volksoper was the second stage of the Staatsoper.

In the late 1940s, he went to (East) Berlin, where he was a member of both the Staatsoper and the Komische Oper. In Berlin, he sang also opera: Stolzing, Florestan, Sadko, or Lukullus in the 1951 world premiere of Paul Dessau's Die Verurteilung des Lukullus. He died unexpectedly from complications after seemingly harmless surgery.


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