Reiner Minten

1901 – 18 September 1958 Hannover

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Reiner Minten singsSiegfried: O Siegfried! Dein war ich von je, with Margarete Bäumer

He began in Düsseldorf in the 1921/22 season; his next 15 years were spent in the provinces: Bielefeld, Mönchengladbach, Oldenburg, Münster, Dortmund, Leipzig, Schwerin. In 1937, he became a member of the Hannover theater, where he sang until 1950 and was a favorite with the audience; 1945–51, he was also the theater's director.

In opera, he sang heldentenor parts only (Hüon, Rienzi, Erik, Tannhäuser, Tristan, Siegmund, Siegfried, Alvaro, Radames, Otello, Éléazar, Puccini's des Grieux), but he was also a noted lied interpreter.

He recorded only four sides, an abridged version of the final scene from Siegfried.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the picture.

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