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    					  Jean de Reszke 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emma Eames

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Andreas Dippel

Andreas Dippel


(1866-1932), German tenor and impresario from Kassel, made his operatic debut as Lionel in Martha in 1887, sang small roles at Bayreuth in 1889, and reached the Metropolitan on the opening night, November 26, 1890, of the last all-German season, in the title role of Franchetti's Asraël. In twelve Met seasons, Dippel achieved a reputation as a sturdy Wagnerian tenor who could also be depended upon for such unlikely roles as Count Almaviva in Barbiere, Rodolfo in Bohème, Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Ernesto in Don Pasquale. In March 1900, he was the first Met Tamino in The Magic Flute (sung in Italian). During 1901-02, the tenor was paid $22,400 for a season of forty-eight performances and three Sunday-night concerts, appearing in Faust, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Walküre, Meistersinger, Aida, Cavalleria, Magic Flute, and Rheingold (Froh), and on Sunday nights in Messiah and the Rossini Stabat Mater. During Giulio Gatti-Casazza's first two years as general manager, Dippel held the title of "administrative manager." In 1910, when the Met bought out Oscar Hammerstein's competing Manhattan Opera, Dippel was sent to Chicago with the assets -- both productions and artists' contracts -- of Hammerstein's company, to found the Chicago Opera, which he managed for three seasons.

FAUST (Faust): Side 1/Band 11

SIEGFRIED (Siegfried): Side 11/Band 4

TRAVIATA (Alfredo): Side 5/Band 3

    					  Jean de Reszke 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emma Eames