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Otto Schelper by Hoffert

Otto Schelper by Hoffert
Otto Schelper
Peter Johann Christian Otto Buck
April 10th 1844- 10 January 1906
German baritone .
Trained with tenor Joseph Eichberger while performing as a chorister. Debut in Martha by Friedrich von Flotow . He sang in Cologne (1864), Bremen (1867), the Berlin court theater (1870-71) and again in Cologne. In 1876 he went to Leipzig and remained until his death. In 1878 he sang at Angelo Neumann Wotan and the Wanderer in the Leipzig premiere of Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen . In 1881 he toured with this role in Berlin. 1882 as a member of Neumann's wandering Wagner ensemble during a European tour in the world premiere of the Ring cycle in London . In 1884 he shone under Victor Ernst Nessler in the role of Kirchdorferfeld in acclaimed premiere of the opera Der Trompeter von Säckingen at Carola Theater. In 1875 he joined as a bass soloist at the German premiere of Verdi - Requiem in Cologne. He was also a celebrated concert singer .Just a few days before his death he was singing on stage at Leipzig . His wife was coloratura soprano Anna Schelper