SOPHIE WOLF, Soprano, * 27 July 1880 Colmar im Elsaß, † 29 March 1938 Seefeld (Tirol);

22 Jan

She was a student of the famous Aglaya Orgéni. In 1906 she began her career at the City Theatre of Halle (Saale), where she was employed until 1909. In 1909-1921 she was a member of the opera house in Cologne. She continued her career in 1921-1925 continued at the City Theatre of Duisburg and decided it with an engagement at the Municipal Theatre (Opera House) from Nuremberg 1925-30. Guest performances were the name of the singer known internationally. In 1907 she was a guest at the Court Theatre of Mannheim, 1908 at the Court Opera in Dresden, in 1910 and 1911 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1910 she sang in the Rotterdam Sieglinde in ‘Valkyrie’, 1913 at the Covent Garden Opera House in London, the Marschallin in one of the first performances of “Der Rosenkavalier” in this house. At the Bayreuth Festival of 1914, she was heard as Wellgunde and as the third Norn Nibelungenring. In 1917 she sang as a guest at the Opera House of Frankfurt aM, 1921 at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, in 1926 at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. She was particularly successful in the State Opera of Vienna, where she performed in 1922 and 1926-28 as hospitable. In 1925 she worked at the city theater in Duisburg in the world premiere of the opera “A Dream Play” by Julius Weismann as Indra’s daughter. From its wide-ranging repertoire stage were the highlights as Elsa in “Lohengrin”, the Isolde in “Tristan”, Kundry in “Parsifal” that Leonore in “Fidelio”, in Chrysothemis in “Elektra” by Richard Strauss, the Ariadne called the “Ariadne auf Naxos,” the Empress of “Frau ohne Schatten” and the title character in ‘Mona Lisa’ by Max von Schillings.

Recordings of the singer are not known.

as Isolde Köln 1918 (Collection G&K)

as Isolde Köln 1918

as Kundry (by courtesy of Hanny Kopetz)

as Wellgunde with Bruntsch and Finger “Rheingold” Bayreuth 1914 (Collection G&K)

as Wellgunde with Bruntsch (close-up)



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