Scheidemantel, Karl

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 Bayreuth.

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.

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The grave of Karl Scheidemantel at the Urnenhain Tolkewitz, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2012)

 

The grave of Karl Scheidemantel at the Urnenhain Tolkewitz, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2012)

 


Schiele, Egon

Published: 14 Feb 2014
Last update: 13 Sep 2014