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ANNY THOMAS-SCHWARTZ, Soprano, * 26 May 1872 Koblenz, † 2 April 1927 Frankfurt a.M.;

16 Jan

 

She studied at the Conservatory of Cologne and during this training by educators Edward Thomas (* 1860), whom she married, retrained from soprano to alto. She debuted at the Municipal Theatre of Strasbourg in 1892 as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro” and remained until 1892 in this theater. After the 1892-93 season at the Vienna Court Opera (first role: Valentine in Meyerbeer’s Huguenots) had been committed, she accepted a position at the Court Theatre Hanover, where she had great success in the years 1893-1909 (first role: Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”). She sang inter alia here in the premiere of the opera “Matteo Falcone” by Theodor Gerlach (10/23/1898). From Hanover, she went to an intense guest performances. In the years 1900-1910 she performed regularly at the Court Theatre Braunschweig. In 1906 she was a guest at the Berlin Court Opera (Elisabeth in “Tannhauser”), 1908 at the Court Theatre in Kassel. They lived together at the end of their engagement in Hanover with her husband in Frankfurt, where they both were active pedagogy. By 1914 Anny Thomas Schwartz joined yet often at the Opera House of Frankfurt, the last time the 1920th On stage, she sang mostly games from the young dramatic subject, later also highly dramatic roles as Brünnhilde in Nibelungenring. Their major roles in the rest were in the Rezia “Oberon” by Weber, the Jessonda in the eponymous opera by L. Spohr, the Rachel in “La Juive,” by Halévy, the Aida, Desdemona in Verdi’s “Othello,” which Agathe “Freischütz” and the Butterfly. Well as a concert and oratorio singer, she was held in high esteem.

Records: From Anny Schwartz Thomas are four shots on favorite (Hanover, 1907), then some of HMV (Hanover, 1908) and later recordings on Odeon.

 

as Isolde 1903

 

as Isolde

 
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