Knote, Heinrich

BORN 26 Nov 1870, München, Bayern - DIED 15 Jan 1953, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Knote, Heinrich Rudolf Oskar
GRAVE LOCATION Feldafing, Bayern: Friedhof am Gallerberg, Friedensweg 13 (near the cemetery crucifix)

Heinrich Knote studied with Emmanuel Kirschner in his native Munich. He debuted at the Opera in Munich in 1892 in Lortzing's "Der Waffenschmied". He most ly appeared in Munich until 1900. In 1901 he sang at Covent Garden in London and he returned there in 1903, 1907-1908 and 1913. By that time he had made himself a solid name as a Wagner tenor, singing amonst others the parts of Tristan, Siegfried, Tannhauser, Lohengrin.

On 3 December 1904 he first sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". After that he sang for several seasons at the Metropolitan. An engagement in Dresden ended in 1909 after a dispute. He spent the First World War in Germany and in 1917 he was engaged as principal tenor at the Opera in Berlin-Charlottenburg. After the war he returned to Munich.

During the season of 1923-1924 he performed in the USA for the last time. In 1932 he retired from the stage and he worked as a singing teacher afterwards. He died in 1953 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


The grave of Heinrich Knote at the Friedhof am Gallerberg in Feldafing, Bayern.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2020)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Gräber in Oberbayern - ausserhalb von München, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1998
Heinrich Knote - Wikipedia

Knoteck, Hansi

Published: 15 Aug 2021
Last update: 15 Aug 2021