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    					  Carrie Bridewell 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emma Calvé

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Alois Burgstaller

Alois Burgstaller


(1871-1945), German tenor from Holzkirchen, made his operatic debut in Nuremberg and graduated from small to leading roles at the Bayreuth Festival. After three performances with the Met in Philadelphia, he made his New York debut as Siegmund in Walküre on February 12, 1903. The following season, he sang the title role in the Met's Parsifal performances that defied Bayreuth's ban on stagings elsewhere; as a result, he was for a time barred from singing at the festival. During 1902-03, the first of his seven consecutive Met seasons, Burgstaller sang seven times in opera, and one outside engagement with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was paid $12,000.

MEISTERSINGER (Walther): Side 12/Band 15(?)

    					  Carrie Bridewell 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emma Calvé