Martin Pietsch

Martin Pietsch sings Die lustige Witwe: Es waren zwei Königskinder
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Martin Pietsch was a long-term operetta tenor in Brno/Brünn, where he seems to have been quite well-liked. Before Brno, he had a contract in Olomouc/Olmütz for the 1904/05 season. As a guest, he sang in the 1910 summer season in Bad Ischl (a famous Austrian spa, whose theater staged and still stages operetta every summer), in Der Graf von Luxemburg and Zigeunerliebe, both by Lehár (and got very good reviews for his René and Józsi, respectively), and an operetta season at De Seinpost in Den Haag in June and July 1912: Wiener Blut (Pietsch sang Zedlau), Die geschiedene Frau by Leo Fall (Pietsch sang Karl von Lysseweghe), Eva by Lehár (Octave Flaubert), Die lustige Witwe (Camille de Rosillon) and Ein tolles Mädel by Carl Michael Ziehrer (André Claire). Dutch critics were not enthused by Pietsch, only his André Claire was commended.

He made rare recordings on Lyrophon.

Reference 1; reference 2: Sudetenpost, 13 April 1973; reference 3: Leháriana no. 48/June 2021; Jiří Kopecký/Lenka Křupková: Provincial theater and its opera (1770–1920), appendix 1, Olomouc 2015

I wish to thank Christian Zwarg for the recording.

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