Heinrich Salomon

* 03.09.1825 in Leipzig; ✝ 05.11.1903 in Berlin

Bass Singer



Salomon’s debut role was that of Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Leipzig City Theatre in 1844. Then came engagements at the Theater an der Wien and in Leipzig, until he was finally summoned to the Berlin Court Theatre in 1850, where, with the exception of an interlude at the Munich Court Opera, he remained active as a singer until his retirement in 1888 – after which date he continued to work as a director. Salomon made many roles his own, particularly that of Mephisto, which he sang more than two hundred times.

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Salomon, Heinrich, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: http://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/133648222. (Accessed on 30.05.2024)

This text is published under the following licence: CC BY-ND 3.0 DE. Digitzed media reproduced with the permission of the library of Birmingham.

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