Heinrich Stümer

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Johann Daniel Heinrich Stümer (* 1789 in Fredenwalde near Liebenwalde ; † December 27, 1857 in Berlin ) was a German opera and oratorio singer ( tenor ) and composer.


Stümer was born the son of a cantor and came to Berlin at an early age, where he in turn grew up with a cantor at the Georgenkirche .

From 1804 Stümer sang in the Singakademie , until 1805 in the alto range, then tenor. From 1806 he was a singing student of Vincenzo Righini .

From 1811 - his debut as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail - until 1831 Stümer was a member of the Royal Drama Ensemble . In the world premiere of Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz in 1821, he sang the title role of the hunter boy Max and could be heard until 1830. In the public premiere of Weber's Oberon in Berlin in 1828 he gave the Hüon - he had already interpreted the title role in a private performance in 1826.

In 1829, Stümer was involved in the revival of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion under Felix Mendelssohn . After his opera career, he worked for many years as a teacher and composer. He was a member of the Berlin Masonic Lodge Zum Pegasus .

Works (selection)

  • 5 chants for soprano or tenor Berlin 1837
  • 6 chants for 2 tenor and 2 bass parts Op. 2, Berlin 1838
  • The Rose ( Friedrich Gottlob Uhlemann ) Op. 4, Berlin 1846