|OPERA SINGER (GERMANY)|
BORN 19 Oct 1899, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 10 Apr 1959, Wien: Hanusch Krankenhaus, Heinrich-Collin-Straße 30|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 35, Nummer 14)
Karl Kamann studied singing under Max Büttner in Karlsruhe. He received further training in Milan. In 1920 he was engaged at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe. He held further engagements in Freiburg (1921-1924), Nürnberg (1924-1927), Braunschweig (1927-1931) and Chemnitz (1931-1937).
In 1937 he joined the State Opera in Vienna, where he was a successful Wagner performer. In 1938 he sang the part of Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" at the Salzburg Festival with Wilhelm Furtwängler as the coductor. In 1952 he sang the same part at the Bayreuth Festival. He made guest appearances all over Europe.
Kamann's first wife was Lily Borsa. His second wife was the soprano Hermine Schramm.