Peter Unkel

Peter Unkel was born in 1880 in Köln. He was first a business man when his voice was discovered. After short vocal training he made his debut in 1912 in Aachen as Siegmund. In 1914, he was hired by the Berlin Hofoper. In 1915, he took part in the world premiere of Sieben Raben, an adaptation of Euryanthe by Hans Joachim Moser. He thought that he was not busy enough and chose the smaller Hofbühne in Braunschweig to continue his career. The 1918 revolution ended the Hofbühne period for good. Unkel went to Breslau in 1923, where he finished his career in 1928. He was long remembered. He died on May 24th, 1942 in Berlin.
Peter Unkel sings Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd


Gramophone, Berlin 1913-08-27
12861r Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd           942547, 13140
12862r Walküre (Wagner): Liebeslied (Winterstürme)                    942546, 13140
1154s  Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend      unpubl
1154½s Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend      0942012, 15713
1155s  Lohengrin (Wagner): Höchstes Vertrauen                         0942013, 15713   
Reference: Einhard Luther, So viel der Helden. Biographie eines Stimmfaches, Teil 3: Wagnertenöre der Kaiserzeit (1871–1918), Berlin 2006
Discography source: (defunct)

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