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Ivar Andresen (1896 - 1940)

Ivar Andrésen possessed one of the outstanding bass voices of the twentieth century. He studied singing at the Royal Swedish Opera School in Stockholm with Gillis Bratt and later with Hjaldis Ingebjart. Although initially thinking himself to be a tenor, he retrained as a bass while still a student. He was tutored in the Wagnerian school of singing by Siegfried Wagner in Bayreuth and by Bruno Kittel in Berlin and made his début at the Royal Stockholm Opera in 1919 as the King of Egypt in Aida. Remaining with the Stockholm company until 1926, he took part in the first performance of Kurt Atterberg’s opera Bäckahästen, in 1925. Between 1926 and 1934 Andrésen was a member of the Dresden State Opera, where he was a key figure in the Verdi renaissance which took place in Germany between the two world wars, and of which the Dresden State Opera was a driving force. It is however for his Wagnerian performances that he is best remembered, although in 1930 he sang in the first performance of Othmar Schoeck’s Vom Fischer und syner Fru which took place in Dresden. While still at Dresden he joined the Berlin Städtischen Oper (City Opera), making his début in 1931 as Daland/Der fliegender Holländer, and in 1934 moved up to become a member of the Berlin State Opera, remaining there until 1939. He first appeared at the Bayreuth Festival in 1927, singing Gurnemanz/Parsifal and King Marke/Tristan und Isolde, returning there regularly until 1936 and singing all the major Wagnerian bass




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