Richard Breitenfeld

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Richard Breitenfeld

Richard Breitenfeld (13 de octubre de 1869, Reichenberg -Terezín, 1944) fue un barítono alemán, miembro de la Ópera de Frankfurt exterminado en Terezín.[1]

Debutó en 1897 como el Conde de Luna de Il trovatore en Colonia.

En 1912, cantó en el estreno mundial de la opera de Franz Schreker Der ferne Klang en Frankfurt[2]

Realizó grabacioness para el sello Odeon[3]

Se lo recuerda con un memorial en Frankfurt.[4] [5]

Referencias[editar]

  1. Biography in Dutch by OperaNederland.nl with photo.
  2. F. C. DeCoste, Bernard Schwartz The Holocaust's ghost: writings on art, politics, law, and education p80 2000 "Others who died in Auschwitz, often via Holland and Terezin, were Alfred Kropf, a conductor from Stettin; Magda Spiegel, a Frankfurt contralto; and composer James Simon, a student of Max Bruch."
  3. Peter Hugh Reed, American Record Guide, No. 16, 1949
  4. Dinah Shelton, Encyclopedia of genocide and crimes against humanity, 2, 2005. Quote: "However, among them are: the baritone and cantor Erhard E. Wechselmann, murdered in Auschwitz; the contralto Magda Spiegel, murdered in Auschwitz; Richard Breitenfeld, a member of the Frankfurt opera ensemble, murdered in Theresienstadt"
  5. Great singers, from the seventeenth century to the present day Kurt Pahlen - 1974 Ottilie Metzger-Lattermann, who before 1914 had sung in all the important opera-houses and at Bayreuth, died in Auschwitz; the baritone Richard Breitenfeld, also a Wagner lead, in Theresienstadt.