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

Leave a comment

Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Sopranos


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Powers Behind Grand Rapids

History of Powers and Ball Family

Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten)

Journal of a Piano teacher from New York to California




Aprile Millo's View of the Opera/World


Information and Resources for Historic-Sound Enthusiasts

Ihr Opernratgeber ( Herausgeber: Sven Godenrath )

Sängerporträts, CD & DVD Besprechungen, Rezensionen von Aufführungen

winckelmann in venedig

cronache da una città morta

Il cavaliere della rosa

Un blog orgogliosamente di nicchia: opera, ricordi e piccole manie di un improvvisato collezionista

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: