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    					  Albert Alvarez 
				     Table of Contents     					  Jacques Bars

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Georg Anthes

Georg Anthes


(1863-1923), German dramatic tenor from Bad Homburg, made his debut in Freiburg in 1888 as Max in Freischütz. At Bayreuth in 1892, he sang Walther von Stolzing, and he broke a contract with Dresden to come to the Metropolitan for his debut as Lohengrin, November 28, 1902. His other roles that season were Tannhäuser, Tristan, Loge, Siegmund, both Siegfrieds, Walther, and Heinrich in the first American performance of Der Wald by Ethel Smyth (on a double bill with Trovatore ). For thirty-two opera performances and one Sunday-night concert, he was paid $15,592.50. Anthes did not sing for Conried's management, but returned under Gatti-Casazza in 1908-09 for ten performances of his Wagnerian repertory, including Parsifal. Most of his career was spent with the Budapest Opera. He made no commercial recordings.

LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin): Side 8/Bands 2-4, 7

SIEGFRIED (Siegfried): Side 11/Bands 2(?), 5

TRISTAN (Tristan): Side 9/Bands 6-8

    					  Albert Alvarez 
				     Table of Contents     					  Jacques Bars