|OPERA SINGER (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 18 Mar 1900, Linz - DIED 30 Jan 1968, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hernalser Friedhof, 17., Leopold-Kunschak-Platz 7 (Gruppe 13, Nummer 27)
Alfred Poell studied medicine in Innsbruck and Vienna and finished his studies and worked as a specialist for neck and laryngeal diseases before he turned to opera as a baritone. He studied in Vienna under Philipp Forstén and Joseph von Manowarda before he debuted at the Opera in Düsseldorf in 1929. There he worked for ten years. In 1940 he moved to the State Opera in Vienna and there he stayed until the end of his career.
He was well known for his appearances at the Scala in Milan, the Opera in Paris, Covent Garden in London and at the Festspiele in Salzburg. Among the highlights in his career were Mozart's "Don Giovanni" (1950), Britten's "The Rape of Lucrezia" (1950) and "Araidne auf Naxos" (1954) by Richard Strauss. He also performed songs.