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Heinrich Hensel by Pieperhoff

Heinrich Hensel by Pieperhoff
As Loge "Das Rheingold" by Wagner

Heinrich Hensel
29 Oct 1874 - 23 Feb 1935
German Tenor

His voice was discovered by the conductor Felix Mottl and he studied in Vienna under Gustav Walter and Frankfurt with Eduard Bellwidt and made his début at Freiburg in 1897 , as Breisgau in ‘’Alessandro Stradella’’ by. von Flotow. remaining a member of the ensemble there until 1900. After engagements at Frankfurt, where he created the Prince in Humperdinck’s Dornröschen (1902),He became the leading Heldentenor at the Hamburg Opera (1912–29).He was chosen by Sigfried Wagner to create Banadietrich at Karlsruhe in 1910 and to sing Parsifal and Loge at Bayreuth 1911-1912.He visted the US and sang Siegmund, Siegfried and Lohengrin at the Metropolitan and Chicago opera also appearances at Covent Garden London singing Wagner roles. He performed at Bayreuth, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brüssel, Chicago, Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg/Breisgau, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe Later he worked as vocal pedagogue in Hamburg. He was married to the dramatic soprano Elsa Hensel-Schweitzer (1871-1937).

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