Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nicola Geisse-Winkel (Baritone) (Bad Ems 1872 - Wiesbaden 1932)

First he studied at the universities of Marburg and Strasbourg, then took lessons with Benno Stolzenberg in Cologne. After short engagements in Aachen and Mainz, in 1905 he began his real career at the Hoftheater in Wiesbaden and remained active till 1931 in this opera house. In 1908 he appeared for the first time at the Bayreuth Festival, where he appeared till 1912. He made successful guest appearances in ViennaMunichBudapestAmsterdamthe Hague and at the opera houses in Switzerland. Beside his work on the stage, he was a famed concert singer; he sang in 1910 Solo in the premiere of the 8-th symphony by Gustav Mahler in Munich.

Chronology of some appearances

1905-1931 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1908-1912 Bayreuth Festival


Odeon, Berlin? 1911-11?
Trovatore (Verdi): Ihres Auges himmlisch Strahlen 99852 xB5578
Trompeter von Säckingen (Nessler): Behüt' dich Gott 99853 xB5586

Anker, Berlin 1912/1913
Trovatore (Verdi): Ihres Auges himmlisch Strahlen E9737
Gioielli della Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari): Serenade des Rafaele E9689
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ja, du warst's E9678
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ich bin das Faktotum E9678
Rigoletto (Verdi): Feile Sklaven E9737

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