Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paul Kötter (Tenor) (31. 10. 1898 Wuppertal-Barmen, † 17. 9. 1974 Francoforte / M)

Paul was a soldier during the First World war. In 1919 he began his education with Julius von Raatz-Brockmann in Berlin who retrained his original baritone to the tenor. In 1928 he made his debut at the Opernhaus in Essen as Walther von Stolzig in ‘’Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’’. He made guest appearances in PragueBelgradeSofiaGeneva and Antwerp. In Frankfurt a.M. he appeared in the premiere of the following operas: "Dr. Johannes Faust" by Hermann Reutter (22. 5. 1936), "Columbus" by Werner Egk (13.7.1942) and "Die Kluge" of Carl Orff (20. 2. 1943). His repertoire included Radames in ‘’Aida’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Riccardo in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’, Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’ and emperor in "Frau ohne Schatten" by R. Strauss.

Chronology of some appearances

1930-1942 Hamburg Stadttheater
1935-1945 Frankfurt a. M. Oper


Ultraphon, Berlin 1930-02-10
Forza del destino (Verdi): In dieser feierlichen Stunde with Paul Schöffler E361 30419
Otello (Verdi): Bei des Himmels ehernem Dache with Paul Schöffler E361 30420-I

Ultraphon, Berlin 1930-09-12
Walküre (Wagner): Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond E654 15174-I
Walküre (Wagner): Siegmund heiß ich (w. NN (soprano)) E654  15175-II
Evangelimann (Kienzl): Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden (w. chorus) A661 15177-I

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