Albert Niemann (Tenor)

Albert Niemann (Tenor)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Albert Wilhelm Karl Niemann (15 January, 1831 - 13 January, 1917) was a leading German tenor opera singer especially associated with the operas of Richard Wagner. He gave important premieres in France, Germany, England and the United States, and played Siegmund in the first complete (Bayreuth 1876) production of Der Ring des Nibelungen. Born in Erxleben, near Magdeburg, Niemann lost his father (an innkeeper) at an early age and was brought up by his mother, a woman 'of almost unwomanly hardness' who lived to be 90. He was apprenticed to an engine-maker, but ran away to Dresden to make his own life. He grew up with a Germanic dedication to hunting but also student-like, reading extensively in science, history and philosophy. He was not particularly sociable or tactful, was blunt in speech and often boorish in behaviour.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136650703
  • 9786136650708