V0142. HELGE ROSWAENGE, w.Artur Rother Cond.: Scenes from Andrea Chénier & Rigoletto. (Austria) Preiser 90272, recorded 1940-43. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281902724
“When Helge Roswaenge celebrated his 40th anniversary on the stage of the Deutsche State Opera in Berlin, at the age of 65, he demonstrated clearly yet again how much his personality and natural vocal strength and his passion for the theatre had far outranked any physical weakness to help him achieve such success. At his prime, in his thirties and forties, Roswaenge drew on a tremendous vocal power unlike any other heldentenor in the Italian style at German opera houses. This power was something people would hardly have expected from such a slightly-built and sensitive man.”
-Z. D. Akron
"Helge Roswaenge, the noted Danish tenor, spent most of his career in German opera houses. A star at the Berlin State Opera from 1929 to 1945, he was a member of the Vienna State Opera after 1930 as well as a guest singer in other major European houses. He sang Parsifal at Bayreuth in 1934 and 1936, a variety of roles at the Salzburg Festival both before and after the war and appeared at Carnegie Hall in 1963. He was known for the beauty of his voice and the expressivity of his delivery. Despite his nationality he was a pronounced German nationalist and apparently a sincere Nazi, joining the party in 1933. He appeared at the 1939 Nuremberg party rally, was highly regarded by Nazi officials and was one of the foreign artists esteemed by Goebbels for helping to support the German war effort by participating in Wehrmacht request concerts on German radio."
- Frederic Spotts, Great Conductors of the Third Reich