Joseph Schmidt

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Austrian
Year of Birth: 1904
Year of Death: 1942

About Joseph Schmidt:

Joseph Schmidt (March 4, 1904 – November 16, 1942) was an Austro-Hungarian and Romanian Jewish tenor and actor. He was born in Davideny (Ukrainian: Davydivka) village in the Storozhynets district of the Bukovina province of Austria-Hungary, which became part of Romania after World War I and is now part of Ukraine.

In addition to German, which was his first language, and Yiddish, he learned Hebrew and became fluent in Romanian, French and English. His first vocal training was as a boy alto in the Czernowitz Synagogue. His talents were quickly recognised and by 1924 he was featured in his first solo recital in Czernowitz singing traditional Jewish songs and arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Bizet. Soon he moved to Berlin and took piano and singing lessons from Professor Hermann Weissenborn at the Königliche Musikschule. He returned to Romania for his military service.

In 1929, he went back to Berlin, where Cornelis Bronsgeest, a famous Dutch baritone, engaged him for a radio broadcast as Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine. This was the beginning of a successful international career. Owing to his diminutive stature (he was just over 1.5 m, or 4' 11") a stage career was impossible; however his voice was extremely well suited for radio. He made many records, first for Ultraphone, then for Odeon/Parlophone, was featured in many radio broadcasts and acted in several movies in both German and English.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
2Dein ist mein ganzes Herz Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
3Recondita armonia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
4Questa o quella Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
5Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
6Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
7O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
8Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein Popularity:

Opera: Favorit derComposer: StolzAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
9Mes amis ecoutez l'histoire Popularity:

Opera: Postillon de Lonjumeau, LeComposer: AdamAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chapelou
10Or son sei mesi Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramerrez
11Immer nur lächeln Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
12Deserto sulla terra Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
13Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: duetVoice: T cALanguage: German

Roles:
14Kuda kuda vi udalilis Popularity:

Opera: Eugene OneginComposer: TchaikovskyAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Russian

Roles:
15Ja das alles auf Ehr Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
16Pays merveilleux Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.05

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
17Von Apfelbluten einen Kranz Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
18Ah! tout est bien fini Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
19Jungfrau Maria Popularity:

Opera: Alessandro StradellaComposer: FlotowAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
20Wie eine Rosenknospe Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Camille
21O nuit d'amour Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
22Wer in Lieb entbrannt Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Kecal
23Weiss ich doch eine die hat Dukaten Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Kecal/Jeník
24Ich bin ein Zigeunerkind Popularity:

Opera: ZigeunerliebeComposer: LéharAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
25Allons courage et confiance Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
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