Greatest Opera Singers

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Desider Aranyi (Tenor) (Szathmar-Nemethy, Hungary 1868 - Pesterzsebet, Hungary 1923)

His real name was Desider Goldberger. He was the son of a cantor. He studied with Bellovicz in Budapest and made his debut in 1890 as Raoul in ‘’Les Huguenots’’ in Brno. He sang at Brno until 1892, then appeared for a season at the Kroll Opera in Berlin. After further study in Milan with the pedagogue Rossi, he performed at the Budapest Opera from 1893 to 1900. In 1894 he made guest appearances at La Scala in Milan and in Genoa. He then sang at the  Theater am Westens in Berlin (1901-02) and took the role of  Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’  at the 1901 Salzburg Festival. He was engaged by the German Theater in Prague in 1902, and while there created the role of Pedro in d'Albert's ‘’Tiefland’’  on Nov. 15, 1903. He returned to the Budapest Opera in 1904, where he began to sing  roles of a more dramatic nature. Further guest appearances brought him to Frankfurt, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, and to Holland  and Norway. During his career his roles ranged from Count Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’ and Alfredo in  ‘’La Traviata’’  to Walther in  ‘’Die Meistersinger’’  and Radames in  ‘’Aida’’. After retirement from the stage, Aranyi was active as a teacher. Married to soprano Emilie Lange-Aranyi (1868-1908). Aranyi's recordings are very hard to find.

 Chronology of appearance

1903 Prague Neues Deutsches Landestheater Tiefland (Pedro)



G&T, Praha 1903-09/10
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Abschied des Turiddu 2-42146 3243B
Trovatore (Verdi): Lodern zum Himmel (Stretta) 2-42755 1894x
Trovatore (Verdi): Dass nur für mich dein Herz erbebt 2-42775 1900x
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Duett Mathilde-Arnold with Margarete Siems 44273 1917x
Lucia di Lammmermoor (Donizetti): Verrano a te sull'aure with Margarete Siems 044027 228y
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Ach, welch ein reizendes Bild.. Ihr Wangenpaar 042068 235y
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Ah! war' ich so wie and're  with Margarete Siems 044034 233y  
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Trio with Mathieu Frank and Erich Hunold 044035 242y
Königin von Saba (Goldmark): Magische Töne 2-42822 1940x

Zonophone, Praha 1903-09/10
Trovatore (Verdi): Deserto sulla terra with Hunold 22252

Favorite, Budapest 1905?
Hunyadi Laszlo (Erkel): Aira  1-25518
Hunyadi Laszlo (Erkel): Lattyndala  1-25526

1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.