Ernst Tautenhayn was a son of the sculptor Josef Tautenhayn . Without training, he received an engagement at the Lindentheater in Berlin, as a singer and actor from 1893–95 in Graz and at the Carltheater in Vienna. Then at the Landestheater in Linz, member of the German Theater in Prague. From 1910 to 1920 he was an operetta tenor at the Theater an der Wien and later at the Bürger-, Carl- and Johann Strauss-Theater in Vienna. He also appeared in the Vienna Volksoper . Tautenhayn was married to the singer Therese Schiner .
On the occasion of the “referendum” after the annexation of Austria in 1938, he wrote: “For me, this 'yes' is the most beautiful 'yes' of my life.” In 1941 he became a professor at the newly opened operetta school in Vienna.
For a long time he had only worked in guest roles, finally the Opera House of the City of Vienna hired him again for earlier brilliant roles of him and organized a festival performance of the "Fledermaus" on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 1943, in which he appeared as a frog for the last time .
- 1917: Nobody gets along with me
- 1918: where the lark sings
- The most beautiful man in Vienna (MP3; 1.7 MB). Volksweise (C.Schmitter) Ernst Tautenhayn. On the Ehrbarflügel: Paul Mann. Homocord Electro 4-3633-I (H-62 731)
- What do I do to the people (MP3; 1.3 MB), from the Optte “What the Lerche sings” (F.Lehár - U.Willner, H.Reichert). Ernst Tautenhayn. On the Ehrbarflügel: Paul Mann. Homocord Electro 4-3633-II (H-62 732)
- The main hit (Wer an d'Liab z'allererst) (MP3; 1.5 MB) (C.Tautenhayn - A.Schoeller). Ernst Tautenhayn. On the Ehrbarflügel: Paul Mann. Homocord Electro 4-3629-I (H-62 695)
- Dalkata Bua (MP3; 1.5 MB) (C.Millöker - A.Berla). Ernst Tautenhayn. On the Ehrbarflügel: Paul Mann. Homocord Electro 4-3629-II (H-62 696)
- Quotation from Ernst Klee : Das Kulturlexikon zum Third Reich. Who was what before and after 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-10-039326-5 , p. 608.
- Ernst Klee: The culture lexicon for the Third Reich. P. 608.
- www.wien.gv.at: Ernst Tautenhayn in memory
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian actor and operetta singer (tenor)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 3, 1873|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 30, 1944|
|Place of death||Zlabings|