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    					  Johanna Gadski 
				     Table of Contents     					  Charles Gilibert

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Emil Gerhäuser

Emil Gerhäuser


, German Heldentenor, appeared at the Bayreuth Festival during four seasons, singing small roles in 1892, adding Lohengrin opposite Lillian Nordica in 1894, Siegmund in 1896, and Parsifal in 1899. He made his Met debut as Tannhäuser on December 1, 1902, under a contract calling for $300 per performance, with twenty-five performances guaranteed. The contract contained the following stipulation: "The management has right to cancel engagement after 1st, 2nd, or 3rd appearance, paying performance salary, indemnity of $500 -- also return passage to Germany." On loan from the Met, Gerhäuser sang excerpts from Parsifal in a Boston concert, and repeated his debut Tannhäuser in the performance captured by Mapleson on two cylinders. Promptly the next day, even though it was a Sunday, the indemnity was paid and the contract cancelled.

TANNHÄUSER (Tannhäuser): Side 9/Bands 3, 4

    					  Johanna Gadski 
				     Table of Contents     					  Charles Gilibert