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Fritz Heukeshoven (1855-1926); German tenor.
In the season 1878/79 he started his career at the “Stadttheater von Strassburg”. In the following years he was engaged at Thüringen (1879/80), Zürich (1880/82), Graz (1882/83), Kassel (1883/86) Prague (1886/88), Breslau (1888/90) and Wiesbaden (1890/93). At the end of his career he performed at Nürnberg (1893/94), Augsburg (1894/97) and Basel (1897/1904). Until 1908 he made guest appearances every now and then. At the beginning of his career he performed roles like Lyonel in “Martha”, Almaviva in “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Georges Brown in “La Dame Blanche” and Fra Diavolo. Later on his career he also sang more dramatic roles like Pollione in “Norma”, Manrico in “Il Trovatore”, Raoul in “Les Huguenots”, Jean de Leyde in “Le Prophet”, Arnoldo in “Guillaume Tell, Eleazar in “La juive”, Canio in “I Pagliacci” and various Wagner roles. His total repertoire consisted of 140 roles. Added to this was an equally versatile repertoire for the concert hall.

On the photo from 1889 he is seen as Jan de Leyde in Meyerbeer’s opera “Le Prophète”.

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