Wittrisch, Marcel

OPERA SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 1 Oct 1903, Antwerpen - DIED 3 Jun 1955, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
REAL NAME Wittrisch, Hermann Marcel
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Waldfriedhof (Abteilung 01 C)

Marcel Wittrich was born in Antwerp to a German family. He studied singing in Leipzig and Munich. He finisehd his studies in Milan. In 1925 he debuted in Halle an der Saale. In 1926 he moved to Braunschweig and from 1929 onwards he lived and worked in Berlin. His first appearance in Berlin was as Pygmalion in Von Suppé's "Die schöne Galathée". In 1931 he performed at Covent Garden in London and in 1937 at the Festspiele in Bayreuth.

Until the closure of the theatres because of the war in 1944 he was a prominent figure at the State Opera in Berlin. In the early 1930s he appeared in several movies. He also made many records for Fox (1927-1928) and Electrola (1927-1939).

Related persons
• cooperated with Ahlers, Annie

Images

The grave of Marcel Wittrisch at the Waldfriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (06 Mar 2015)

 

The grave of Marcel Wittrisch at the Waldfriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (06 Mar 2015)

 

Sources
Marcel Wittrisch – Wikipedia


Woestijne, Gustave van de

Published: 14 Apr 2018
Last update: 14 Apr 2018