Ahlersmeyer took singing and acting lessons from Karl Niemann in Cologne. He gained his first stage experience in Mönchengladbach in 1929; followed engagements as an opera singer in Berlin, Hamburg (1931-34), Dresden and abroad. In 1938 he sang the title role in the world premiere of Werner Egk's opera Peer Gynt . In the final phase of the Second World War , Adolf Hitler included him in the God-gifted list of the most important artists in 1944 .
Ahlersmeyer was bombed out in Dresden in 1945, and he went to the Hamburg State Opera , where he was engaged again. He had his last guest appearance in Hamburg in 1973. He is buried in the Partenkirchen cemetery in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
He was married to Marcia Otten. The marriage had four children.
- 1949: Figaro's wedding , part of Count Almaviva in this DEFA film adaptation of the opera
- 1951: The Dubarry
- 1955: The Miss von Scuderi
- 1963/1964: The trip to the moon
- Jürgen Kesting : Character singer: Mathieu Ahlersmeyer . In: The great singers , Volume 2. Claasen, Düsseldorf 1986, ISBN 3-546-45387-5 , p. 1034f.
- Frank-Burkhard Habel , Volker Wachter : The great lexicon of the GDR stars. The actors from film and television. Extended new edition. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-89602-391-8 .
- Works by and about Mathieu Ahlersmeyer in the catalog of the German National Library
- Mathieu Ahlersmeyer in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Matthieu Ahlersmeyer Biography , see also: 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. 11.
- Ernst Klee: The culture lexicon for the Third Reich. Who was what before and after 1945 . S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 11.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ahlersmeyer, Mathieu Karl Maria (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German opera singer (baritone) and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 29, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cologne|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 23, 1979|
|Place of death||Garmisch-Partenkirchen|