Emmy Bettendorf       (Preiser 89672)
Item# V1173
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Emmy Bettendorf       (Preiser 89672)
V1173. EMMY BETTENDORF: Arias & Duets (w.Mizzi Fink, Melchior, Jerger, etc.) from Nozze, Der Freischütz, Faust, Il Trovatore, Der Barbier von Bagdad, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser & Die Meistersinger. (Austria) Preiser 89672, recorded 1922-25.Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281896726


“There were quite a number of excellent lyric and lyric-dramatic German sopranos during the 20s until the 50s: Tiana Lemnitz, Maria Müller, Meta Seinemeyer, Margarete Teschemacher, Trude Eipperle, Delia Reinhardt, Käthe Heidersbach and Else Gentner-Fischer. Emmy Bettendorf made more than 300 recordings, one of the most prolific German recording artist of her day! She was not even 15 when she auditioned for the opera house in Frankfurt. She was invited for a two-year-contract in 1914, making her début as Gabriele in Kreutzer’s NACHTLAGER VON GRANADA. In 1916 she was engaged to the opera house in Schwerin for four years. She took the chance to extend her repertoire into all directions and sang rôles from the lyric as well as from the lyric-dramatic repertoire. A number of guest performances at Berlin’s State Opera (1920) led her to a permanent engagement there. In 1924, however, she moved to the Städtische Oper of Berlin where she stayed five years singing in operas and operettas. Due to an illness in 1928 the singer bade farewell to the stage but became a prolific recording artist until 1936. After 1937 she only occasionaly sang in concerts. Her husband died in 1938 and she was forced to reappear in concerts during World War II for soldiers in Poland, Russia and Greece. During the war she lived in Garmisch and ran a guest house. Michael Bohnen recommended her to the Musikhochschule Berlin where she taught until 1952.”

- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile