Wikipedia:WikiProject Richard Wagner/List of article-worthy Wagner singers

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This is a Wagner Project subpage. As such it is not designed for publication as a WP page - at least not yet. Nor is it designed . . .

The intention is to list notable Wagner singers worthy of their own articles on Wikipedia, to identfy those who have been covered and those who haven't. Defining a 'Wagner singer' isn't easy, but the intention here is to include singers who undertook at least two major Wagner roles. Singers who only sang one leading role are not included, e.g. Elisabeth Schumann or Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Eva). (Each singer is listed only once even when they were active across two periods)

Role creators and pre-recording era[edit]

Sopranos: Emma Albani, Thérèse Tietjens, Christine Nilsson, Katharina Klafsky, Therese Malten, Clara Louise Kellogg, Wilhelmine Schroder-Devrient, Rosa Sucher, Sophie Traubmann, Auguste Seidl-Kraus, Marie Haupt, Henriette Muller (1st Freia, RG), Therese Vogl, Marie Lehmann (Wellgunde, 1876 RG), Anna Kaufmann, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Mathilde Mallinger, Marie Roze, Amalie Materna, Henriette Wüst (cr Irene, Rienzi), Anna Thiele (cr messenger, Rienzi), Pauline Canissa, Anna Slach

Mezzo-sopranos: Marie Brema, Johanna Jachmann-Wagner, Frederike Grün-Sadler, Wilhelmine Ritter, Sophie Stehle, Minna Laumert (1876 Flosshilde, RG), Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann

Contraltos: Marianne Brandt, Emma Seehofer, Luise Jaide, Therese Wächter (cr Mary in Dutchman)

Tenors: Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Josef Tichatschek, Jean de Reszke, Ernst Kraus, Italo Campanini, Franz Nachbaur, Max Alvary, Antonio Cotogni, Albert Niemann, Max Schlosser (First Mime, RG), Karl Schlosser (1876 Mime, RG), Heinrich Vogl, Charles R Adams (ten, Rienzi), Georg Unger, Hermann Winkelmann, Otto Briesemeister (Loge), Heinrich Gudehus, Ernest Nicolini, Friedrich Traugott Reinhold (cr Baroncelli in Rienzi), Wenzel Bielezizky (cr Steuerman in Dutchman), Zoltan Döme

Baritones: Charles Santley, Anton Mitterwurzer (first (Dresden) Wolfram), Karl Scheidemantel (Dutchman), Theodor Reichmann (Bayr. Amfortas), Karl Hill (first Bayr Alberich, Klingsor), Jean Lassalle, Hans Feodor von Milde, Felix Preusser, Adolf Robinson

Bass-baritones: Eugen Gura, Emil Scaria, Karl Samuel Heinrich (1st Donner, RG), Karl Fischer (1st Alberich, RG), Karl Hill (1876 Alberich, RG), Toni Petzer (1st Fasolt, RG), Albert Eilers (1876 Fasolt, RG), August Kindermann (1st Wotan RG, Titurel), Franz Betz, Johann Michael Wächter

Basses: David Bispham, Marcel Journet, Pol Plançon, Édouard de Reszke, Emil Fischer, Jean-François Delmas, Kaspar Bausewein, Franz von Reichenberg (Fafner, 1876 RG), Gustav Siehr (Bayreuth Gurnemanz, Hagen), Georg Wilhelm Dettmer, Gustav Siehr (Bayreuth Hagen, Gurnemanz), Joseph Staudigl (Wotan), Karl Risse (cr Cecco del Vecchio in Rienzi), Gioacchino Vestri (cr Raimondo in Rienzi), Josef Kogel

1900-1925[edit]

Sopranos: Lilli Lehmann (1848-1929), Lillian Nordica, Félia Litvinne (1860-1936), Johanna Gadski (1872-1932), Emmy Destinn (1878-1930), Agnes Nicholls (1876-1959), Melanie Kurt (1880-1941), Nellie Melba (Elsa & Brünnhilde in Siegfried), Emma Eames, Elisabeth Rethberg (1894-1976), Frida Leider (1888-1975), Maria Jeritza (1887-1982), Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976), Susan Strong (1870-1946), Sophie Sedlmair, Pelagie Greef-Andriessen, Katharina Senger-Bettaque, Ellen Gulbranson (1863-1947), Thila Plaichinger, Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Katharine Fleischer-Edel, Felice Kaschowska, Lucie Weidt, Blanche Marchesi (1863-1940), Teresa Arkel, Amelia Pinto, Janina Karolewicz-Wayda, Irene Abendroth (1872-1932), Margarethe Siems (1879-1952), Hermine Bossetti, Eva von der Osten (1881-1936), Luise Perard-Petzl (1884-1936), Zinaida Jurjevskaya (1896-1925), Grete Stückgold (1895-1977), Elsa Bland (1880-1935), Lily Hafgren-Dinkela (1884-1965), Barbara Kemp (1881-1959), Charlotte von Seebök (1886-1952), Berta Morena (1878-1952), Helene Wildbrunn (1882-1972), Gertrude Bindernagel (1894-1932), Gertrude Kappel (1884-1971), Marion Weed (1865-1947), Milka Ternina (1863-1941)

Mezzo-sopranos: Olive Fremstad (1871-1951), Margarete Matzenauer (1881-1963),

Contraltos: Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936), Louise Kirkby Lunn (1873-1930), Louise Homer (1871-1947), Rosa Olitzka (1873-1949), Margarethe Arndt-Ober (1885-1971), Ottilie Metzger (1878-1943), Ankar Horvat (1888- c.1921), Sabine Kalter (1889-1957), Emmi Leisner 1885-1958)

Tenors: Ivan Ershov (1867-1943), Erik Schmedes (1868-1931), Ernest van Dyck (1861-1923), Jacques Urlus (1867-1935), Leo Slezak (1873-1946), Vilhelm Herold (1865-1937), Heinrich Knote (1870-1953), John Coates (1865-1941), Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973), Hermann Jadlowker (1877-1953), Paul Franz (1876-1950), Alois Burgstaller, Ernst Kraus, Charles Rousselière, Albert Vaguet, Georges Imbart de la Tour, Albert Alvarez, Francesco Vignas, Giuseppe Borgatti, Fiorello Giraud, Amadeo Bassi, Alexander Kirchner, Hermann Winkelmann (1849-1912), Andreas Dippel (1866-1935), Karel Burrian (1870-1924), Alfred von Bary (1873-1926), Karl Jörn (1873-1947), Richard Schubert (1885-1969), Walter Kirchhoff (1879-1951),Tudor Davies (1892-1958), Joseph Hislop (Tristan),

Baritones: Frederic Austin, Clarence Whitehill, Anton van Rooy, Victor Maurel, Jean Lassalle, Giuseppe Kaschmann (1850-1925), Antonio Magini-Coletti (1855-1912), Anton Theodor Bertram (1869-1907), Karl Scheidemantel (1859-1923), Leon Rains (1870-1954), Wilhelm Hesch (1860-1908), Julius von Raatz-Brockmann (1870-1944), Friedrich Broderson (1873-1926), Heinrich Rehkemper (1894-1949), Hans Duhan (1890-1971), Hermann Weil (1876-1949), Cornelis Bronsgeest (1878-1957), Joseph Groenen (1885-1959), Joseph Schwarz (1880-1926)

Bass-baritones: Leopold Demuth, Friedrich Plaschke, Michael Bohnen, Jean-François Delmas

Basses: Pol Plançon, Alexander Kipnis (1891-1978), Norman Allin, Carl Braun (1886-1960), Robert Radford, Michael Bohnen (1887-1965), Paul Bender (1875-1947), Richard Mayr (1877-1935), Walter Soomier (1878-1955)

1926-1950[edit]

Sopranos: Meta Seinemeyer, Tiana Lemnitz, Elisabeth Rethberg, Lotte Lehmann, Frida Leider, Florence Easton, Marjorie Lawrence, Eva Turner, Florence Austral, Germaine Lubin, Kirsten Flagstad, Elisabeth Grümmer, Sylvia Fisher, Gré Brouwenstijn, Leonie Rysanek, Inge Borkh, Sena Jurinac, Joan Cross, Helen Traubel, Göta Ljungberg, Maria Müller, Maria Nemeth, Marta Fuchs, Emmy Bettendorf, Margarete Teschemacher, Delia Reinhardt, Rose Pauly, Elisabeth Ohms, Nanny Larsen-Todsen, Hilde Konetzni, Blanche Turner, Victoria Sladen (Eva & Brangäne), Hilde Zadek

Mezzo-sopranos: Maria Olczewska, Margarete Klose, Karin Branzell, Constance Shacklock, Rosette Anday

Contraltos: Kerstin Thorborg, Sigrid Onegin, Elisabeth Höngen

Tenors: Max Lorenz, Helge Rosvaenge, Torsten Ralf, Karl Erb, Leo Slezak, Walter Widdop, Rudolf Schock, Franz Völker, Rudolf Laubenthal (Siegfried), Gotthelf Pistor (Parsifal)

Baritones: Gerhard Hüsch, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heinrich Schlusnus, Herbert Janssen, Arnold Matters, Paul Schoeffler, Leo Schützendorf, Gustav Schützendorf and Guido Schützendorf (all bars, bros. plus Alfons, bass), Marko Rothmüller, Tom Williams, Karl Hammes, Karl Schmitt-Walter

Bass-baritones: Friedrich Schorr, Hans Hotter, Kim Borg, Hans-Hermann Nissen, Rudolf Bockelmann, Joel Berglund

Basses: Ludwig Weber, Ivar Andresen, Frederick Dalberg, Wilhelm Strienz

1950-1975[edit]

Sopranos: Astrid Varnay, Birgit Nilsson, Anja Silja, Rita Hunter, Regine Crespin, Lucia Popp, Gwyneth Jones, Helga Dernesch, Helen Donath, Elisabeth Grümmer, Evelyn Lear, Erika Köth, Claire Watson, Oda Balsborg, Vera Schlosser, Berit Lindholm, Marilyn Tyler, Gertrude Grob-Prandl, Anita Välkki

Mezzo-sopranos: Martha Modl, Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender, Rosina Raisbeck, Josephine Veasey, Irene Dalis, Claudia Hellmann, Maureen Guy, Grace Hoffman [1], Hertha Töpper, Dagmar Schmedes, Ruth Hesse, Gerda Schreiver, Ruth Siewert, Johanna Blatter

Contraltos: Helen Watts, Jean Madeira, Hetta Plumacher, Ira Malaniuk, Vera Little, Marga Höffgen, Sieglinde Wagner, Margret Weth-Falker

Tenors: Ludwig Suthaus, Wolfgang Windgassen, James King, Sandor Konya,Jon Vickers Jess Thomas, René Kollo, Peter Schreier, Gerhard Stolze, Edgar Evans (1912-2007), Günther Treptow (1907-1981), Alberto Remedios, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Büchner, Paul Kuen, Peter Markwort, Hans Joachim Rotzsch, Peter Bindszus, Horst Hiestermann, Werner Hollweg, Kurt Equiluz, Joachim Sattier

Baritones: Eberhard Wachter, Geraint Evans, Otakar Kraus, Victor Braun, Zoltán Kelemen, Horst Lunow

Bass-baritones: Theo Adam, George London, Norman Bailey, Gustav Neidlinger, Thomas Stewart, Ferdinand Frantz, Josef Herrmann, Otto Wiener, Alois Pernestorfer

Basses: Gottlob Frick, Kurt Böhme, Karl Ridderbusch, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Josef Greindl, Martti Talvela, David Ward, Hans Sotin, Manfred Jungwirth, Siegfried Vogel, Walter Kreppel, Hermann Christan Polster, Heinz Reeh, Albert Emmerich

1975–present[edit]

Sopranos: Jane Eaglen, Lisa Gasteen, Anne Evans, Karan Armstrong, Cheryl Studer, Deborah Voigt, Karita Mattila, Julia Varady, Catarina Ligendza, Hillevi Martinpelto, Christine Brewer, Emily Magee, Deborah Polaski, Eva Johansson, Nomeda Kazlaus

Mezzo-sopranos: Waltraud Meier, Hanna Schwarz

Contraltos:

Tenors: Siegfried Jerusalem, Peter Hoffmann, Ben Heppner, Gösta Winbergh, Peter Seiffert, Johan Botha

Baritones: Thomas Hampson, Bernd Weikl, Eike Wilm Schulte, Wolfgang Brendel

Bass-baritones: Bryn Terfel, Falk Struckmann, Günter von Kannen[2], Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Donald McIntyre, Robert Hale, James Morris

Basses: Kurt Moll, René Pape, John Tomlinson, José Van Dam, Karl Ridderbusch, Matti Salminen, Simon Estes