Albert Kutzner

2 October 1876 Strasbourg – 20 June 1937 Berlin

with Vilma Conti

Albert Kutzner sings Cavalleria rusticana: Schäumt der süße Wein im Becher
In RA format

Albert Kutzner sings Die Rose von Stambul: O Rose von Stambul

Albert Kutzner sings Don Cesar: Vom alten Stamm der letzte Zweig

Debut in Kaiserslautern in 1901; 1902–05 Cologne, 1905–07 Hamburg (Neues Operettentheater), 1907–14 Berlin (Theater des Westens), 1916–18 and 1920–22 at the Berlin Metropoltheater, where he was also a stage director, where he took part in the world premiere of Fall's Die Rose von Stambul. After retiring, he was president of the German Pension Fund for Stage, Film and Radio.

He sang almost exclusively operetta, and was considered one of the most important German operetta tenors of his time; a regular partner of the celebrated operetta diva Fritzi Massary. The above Cavalleria recording proves that at least occasionally, he tried himself also in opera, and that he was a terrible singer; in fact one of the worst tenors I've ever heard.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Anton Bieber has provided the Rose von Stambul and Don Cäsar recordings and label scans: thank you!

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