BEATRICE SUTTER-KOTTLAR, Soprano, * 06 January 1883 Czernowitz (Tschernowzy), † 15 March 1935 Liel in Baden;

16 Jan


The stage debut of the artist found in 1907 at the Municipal Theatre of Strasbourg, in the role of Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana.” She stayed for three years in Strasbourg and was then 1910-1917 at the court theater of Karlsruhe, committed since 1917 at the Opera House of Frankfurt. They came here first under the name of Beatrice Lauer Kottlar, when she married in 1924 the director of the press office, Otto Ernst Sutter, as Beatrice Sutter Kottlar on and soon the real prima donna of the Frankfurt Opera, at the same time one of the greatest lyric-dramatic sopranos of her generation in the German language. Their comprehensive stage repertoire included first roles as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”, the Leonore in Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, the title character in “Alceste” by Gluck, the Rachel in Halévy’s “La Juive “The Selika in” L’Africaine “by Meyerbeer, the Amelia in Verdi’s” Masked Ball “, the Aida, the Senta in” The Flying Dutchman, “the Isolde in” Tristan “, the Brünnhilde in Nibelungenring and the Marschallin in” Rosenkavalier ” by R. Strauss. On 07/01/1920 she sang in the Frankfurt premiere of the opera “The First People” of the role of Rudi Stephan Hevah. She sat down again and again in contemporary music, created for Frankfurt the title role in “Jenufa” by Janácek, and on 6/11/1924 she was wearing at the Music Festival of the Allgemeine Deutsche Musikverein in Frankfurt, conducted by Hermann Scherchen three scenes from Alban Berg’s opera “Wozzeck” in front of that came in the following year for the premiere. She gave guest performances at the Court Opera in Vienna (1908, 1912), Berlin (1909) and Munich (1911), at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (1928 as Isolde, as Brünnhilde, and as the Marschallin), at the Covent Garden Opera in London and at the Teatro Liceo Barcelona (1928). In 1932, she had to breach his contract with the Frankfurt Opera, due to illness, and retired in the Baden Black Forest. They said goodbye with a recital of their audience in Frankfurt, which she admired very much. Since the twenties, it was an educational Täitgkeit pursued at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt.

It is not easy to understand why the voice of this famous singer not a single recording session is available.


as Isolde


as Isolde


as Fidelio


as Marschallin


as Salome


as Armide


as Countess


as Santuzza


with her husband Sutter, Schickele and Paquet (f.r.t.l.) Freiburg 1931








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