HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY SITE. MY NAME IS ASHOT ARAKELYAN. I’M A RECORD COLLECTOR. GREATEST OPERA SINGERS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND THE ONLY WEBSITE ENCYCLOPEDIA ON WORLD WIDE WEB. IT PROVIDES BIOGRAPHIES, CHRONOLOGICAL INFORMATION, PHOTOS, LABELS AND SOUND SAMPLES TO OVER 2500 OPERA SINGERS. ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
First she studied singing in Weimar under Virgina Naumann-Gungl, then with Fedor von Milde, but she rehearsed some opera parts with Richard Strauss. She made her debut in 1891 at the Hoftheater in Weimar as 1-st lady in the ‘’Magic Flute’’. In 1900 she was engaged by Gustav Mahler to appear at the Vienna Hofoper. Up to 1926 she was highly appreciated in Vienna, where for the last time she sang the part of Elektra. She been active at the Vienna Opera as well as at the Salzburg Festival as an opera director ( ‘’Don Giovanni’’. 1926, Iphigenie in Aulis. 1930). First she was married to the conductor Gustav Gutheil (1868-1914), then with the photographer Franz Setzer.
Chronology of some appearances
1891 Weimar Hoftheater Magic Flute (1-st lady)
1895 Weimar Hoftheater Carmen (Carmen)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Pagliacci (Nedda)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1899 Leipzig Opera House Lustigen Weibern von Windsor (Frau Fluth)
1900 Vienna Hofoper (Debut)
1902-1910 Frankfurt a. M. Opernhaus
1904 Vienna Hofoper Iphigenie in Aulis (Iphigénie)