Karl Ziegler (singer)

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Karl Ziegler (born June 15, 1886 in Karlsruhe , † May 21, 1944 in Vienna ) was a German opera singer ( tenor ).


At the beginning of his career, Ziegler had an engagement at the Vienna Volksoper from 1908 to 1913 . In 1911 he sang “Königssohn” in the Vienna premiere of Engelbert Humperdinck's Königskinder and in 1913 the role of “Folco” in the German premiere by Isabeau by Mario Mascagni . From 1911 to 1913 he sang the role of "David" in Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Bayreuth Festival .

Karl Ziegler's grave

From 1913 to 1917 he worked at the Hamburg State Opera and from 1917 to 1919 at the Frankfurt Opera . There he played the role of Alviano Salvago in Franz Schreker's Die Gezeichen (April 1918 to 1925). After several guest appearances in 1918 and 1919, he became a permanent member of the Vienna State Opera . From 1939 to 1941 he performed at the Vienna Volksoper.

In the 1930s he gained a reputation as an opera singer on Austrian radio . He died on May 21, 1944 and was buried in the Döblinger Friedhof (3-2-3).


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