Category Archives: Opera

Henry Hammermeister 1799-1860

Hammermeister began his stage career as an opera singer in 1823 at the Schwerin Court Theater . From 1824 to 1828 he was at the Braunschweig Court Theater . In 1828 he went to the then newly formed Hoftheater Leipzig . Here he became known in operas composed by Heinrich Marschner , initially in 1828 in The Vampyr . In Marschner’s opera Der Templer and der Jüdin , premiered in 1829 , Hammermeister sang the Templar, a role that Marschner had written for him. Here Richard Wagner also heard him , who was impressed by him. From 1832 to 1835 he worked at the Royal Opera in Berlin, here too, Marschner’s Templar was performed with him in the leading role. From 1835 to 1840 Hammermeister was engaged at the Hamburg City Theater.

Artist: Kitzeron

Size 36 x 25 cms

Price £28.00

 

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Auguste Baison 1846-1916

Daughter of Jean Baptist and Caroline Baison , was prepared for a career in the theater by her father. She first appeared on the stage in children’s roles at the Prague German State Theater in 1858
Artist: August Weger
Date:
Size 14 x 18 cms
Price £28.00

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Angelica Catalani 1780-1849

Angelica Catalani was an Italian opera singer, the daughter of a tradesman. Her greatest gift was her voice, a soprano of nearly three octaves in range. Its unsurpassed power and flexibility made her one of the greatest bravura singers of all times. She also worked as a singing teacher.:
Size 7 x 9 cms
Price £14.00

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