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    					  Pol Plançon 
				     Table of Contents     					  Luise Reuss-Belce

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Albert Reiss

Albert Reiss


(1870-1940), German tenor buffo from Berlin, made his New York debut as the Steersman and Shepherd in Tristan, on December 23, 1901, following the Met's two-month transcontinental tour; during his initial six-month season, he sang a total of eighty-one times. By 1902-03. Reiss had already established his rights over some of the character roles that were to remain his for nineteen seasons: Mime in Rheingold and Siegfried. David in Meistersinger, and Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser. He also sang Remendado in Carmen, Basilio in Nozze di Figaro, De Tavannes in Huguenots, Beppe in Pagliacci, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute. In a performance at the Freundschaft Club, he sang in Auber's Fra Diavolo. Reiss sang fifty-three performances of opera that season, and was paid $4,856.75, based on a salary of 20,000 marks for five months.

CARMEN (Remendado): Side 4/Band 1

PAGLIACCI (Beppe): Side 6/Band 4

SIEGFRIED (Mime): Side 11/Bands 2(?), 4(?)

    					  Pol Plançon 
				     Table of Contents     					  Luise Reuss-Belce