Ludwig Suthaus

Ludwig Suthaus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ludwig Suthaus (December 12, 1906 - September 7, 1971) was a German opera singer ("Heldentenor"), who was born in Cologne and died in West Berlin. Ludwig Suthaus was a stonemason's apprentice when his singing talents were first discovered. He subsequently started his voice studies at the age of 17 in his hometown of Cologne. His teacher, Julius Lenz, originally mistook him for a baritone, but in 1928 Suthaus debuted as a tenor in Aachen in the role of Walther von Stolzing in Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von N rnberg. From 1932 to 1941, he was engaged in Stuttgart, but was fired in 1942 because he would not join the Nazi party. Suthaus subsequently got a new contract at the Berlin State Opera, the management of which didn't seem to mind the missing party membership. After the war, in 1949, he switched from the State Opera - now based in East Berlin - to the "St dtische Oper" which was based in West Berlin, and remained a member of that company until the end of his career.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136650282
  • 9786136650289