Steier, Harry

OPERA SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jan 1878, Frankfurt am Main - DIED 16 Jan 1936, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 12-B)

Harry Steier studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Frankfurt because his father wanted him to. When he was finally allowed his switch to music he studied singing at the Raff-Konservatorium. After he finished his studies he worked as a teacher, but soon he stood on the stage.

He was engaged at Kiel (1910-1911), Bern (1913-1914), Freiburg, Augsburg and from 1916 onwards at the Deutschen Oper in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In 1923 he went to the USA and sang at the Metrolopolitan Opera in New York. He freqently sang at the Festspiele in Bayreuth.

During his last years he recorded many traditional German songs.

Sources
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
Harry Steier – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Harry Steier at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2007)

 


Stein, Charlotte von

Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 17 Jun 2007