|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 was supported by Julius
Stockhausen and Franz Liszt and made his name with parts in
Wagner opera's. For 25 years he worked 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. Singer Karl Perron was a close friend. He took his leave from the stage on 8 Jun 1911, when he appeared as Hans Sachs in Wagner's "Meistersinger". He returned to Weimar where he worked as a music teacher. Among his pupils was Helena Forti. 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.