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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Werner Alberti (Tenor) ( Gnessin 1863 - Berlin 1934)

The real name of this german tenor is Werner Krzywonos. He was born in Gnesen, Poland. He worked as a bank employee in Berlin, later he studied with Martin Roder in Berlin and with Mariano Padilla y Ramos, the husband of Desiree Artôt. In 1887 Alberti made his debut as a concert singer in Berlin, In the 1887-88 season he took a concert tours through completely Germany and through Switzerland. In 1888 he was engaged by Angelo Neumann to the German Theater in Prague. Here he made his debut as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. From Prague he guested in 1889 at  the Vienna State Opera, he also appeared in St. Petersburg and Moscow. He remained till 1894 in Prague. In 1895 Alberti made very successful guest performance at the Teatro Margherita in Genoa and at the Teatro Lirico in Milan under the direction of Pietro Mascagni. From 1900 to 1902 he was engaged by the National Opera Theatre of Budapest. Later he lived in Berlin where he was often appeared at the Kroll Opera. In 1903 Alberti guested at the Vienna State Opera as Wilhelm Meister in ‘‘Mignon’’ of A. Thomas, in 1905 as Arnoldo in Rossini’s ‘’Guglielmo Tell’’. In 1907 he performed at the State Opera of Dresden. In 1917 he made guest performances in Bucharest and at the Teatro San Carlo, Lisbon. Laler he worked as a pedagoge in Berlin. Critics admired with metallic shine of his timbre and his ringing top notes. Werner Alberti died in Berlin.

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Genova  Teatro Margherita Trovatore (Manrico)
1896  Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1896 Lisbona Coliseo Recrejos Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1897 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1897 Milano  Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)

Odeon, Paris 1904
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Pays merveilleux! 33271

Odeon, Berlin 1905-09?
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam):: Postillonlied 34283 xB671
Die Meistersinger (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend 34292 Bx 665
Martha (Flotow): Mag der Himmel Euch vergeben 34296 xB675
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio non son 34285 xB674
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 34279 xB661

Odeon, Berlin 1906 (autumn)
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ach wie so trugerisch 50160 xB1646
Der Freischutz (Weber): Durch die Walder, durch die Auen 50169 xB1656
Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden50147 xB1657
Lohengrin (Wagner): Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan 50161 xB1659
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam):: Freunde, vernehmet die Geschichte 50168 xB1642
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 50152 xB1641

Favorite, Berlin1906-01
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Frau Heymann- Engel 1-39001 1220-o-
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Frau Heymann- Engel 1-39001 1221-o-

Favorite, Berlin1906-01-09
Die Himmel ruhmen des Ewigen (Beethoven) 1-15364 1125-o-
Freischutz (Weber):  Durch die Walder, durch die Auen 1-15379 1157-o-
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Ihr Wangenpaar 1-15366 1128-o-

Favorite, Berlin1906-01-11?
Lohengrin (Wagner): Graalserzahlung 1-15411 1140-o-
Juive (Halevy): Rachel quand du Seigneur 1-15414 1142-o-

Favorite, Berlin1906-01-13
Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner): Steuermannslied 1-15380 1158-o
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam): Postillionslied 1-15352 1126-o-
Die Meisersinger (Wagner): Preislied 1-15378 1156-o

Odeon, Berlin 1908-07?
Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht 25727 xB2196-3
Lohengrin (Wagner): Graalserzahlung 25727 xB2196-3

Odeon, Berlin 1910-08?
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne A43339

Beka, Berlin 1912-07?
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio, non son B. 3563-I  14281
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba B. 3563-II  14285

1 comment:

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