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David Bispham by Aime Dupont

David Bispham by Aime Dupont
David Bispham as Alberich in "Siegfried" Wagner

DAVID SCULL BISPHAM
(January 5, 1857 – October 2, 1921)
American Baritone
Studied singing in Florence with Luigi Vannuccini and in Milan with Francesco Lamperti. He also studied in Bayreuth. Royal Opera at Covent Garden to sing the part of Beckmesser in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in June 1892 , Kurwenal in Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
American debut, once again in Wagner, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on November 18, 1896; that night he sang the role of Sixtus Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.In 1901 he gave a recital exclusively featuring songs of of Carrie Jacobs-Bond in Chicago's Studebaker Theatre, After 1903 Bispham's operatic appearances were few, and he devoted most of his time to recitals, with which he had much success

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