|OPERA SINGER, OPERA DIRECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 29 Jan 1859, Weimar - DIED 26 Jun 1923, Dresden|
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Städtische Friedhof und Urnenhain Tolkewitz, Wehlener Strasse ((ashes))
Karl Scheidemantel came from Weimar. He made his name with parts
in Wagnedr opera's and worked for 25 years at the Hofoper in
Dresden. In 1886, 1888, 1891 and 1892 he performed at the Festspiele
In 1897 he married Hedwig Lehnert at the Annenkirche in Dresden. He took his leave fro mthe stage in 1911, when he appeared as Hans Sachs in Wagner's "Meistersinger". He returned to Weimar where he worked as a music teacher. From 1920 to 1922 he was the director of the State Opera in Dresden. In 1923 he died in Dresden, where the Scheidemantelstrasse was named after him.