Paul Reinecke

February 3, 1902 Lodz - March 8, 1967 Leipzig
Reinecke was a Polish tenor. His father was a musician. He studied at the conservatory in Leipzig violoncello, piano and conducting, and singing privately.

In 1920, Reinecke was hired as a repetitor at the Landestheater in Schwerin.

During that time, he replaced a sick singer as italienischer Sänger in Rosenkavalier. He had a great success and decided to be a singer.

His career developed as follows:
1922, Thüringische Landestheater in Altenburg.
1923, as Tenor- Buffo at the Stadttheater in Rostock. There he sang David, Mime (Siegfried).
1924-25. Stadttheater (Opernhaus) in Hamburg.
1925-27, Stadttheater in Nürnberg.
1927-30, Opernhaus in Breslau.
1933-35, Opernhaus in Frankfurt a.M. and at the Deutschen Opernhaus Berlin with which he had a guest contract.

In Frankfurt, Reinecke sang Amandus in the world premiere of Die Zaubergeige by W. Egck.

From 1935 up to his death, Reinecke sang at the Opernhaus in Leipzig where he sang in the world premieres of Die Windsbraut by Winfried Zillig (1941), of Der Garten des Paradieses by Franz Petyrek (1942), and of Wat Tyler by Alan Bush (1953).

His daughter Renate Frank-Reinecke ( 1935) was a soprano with a successful career in Dresden and Berlin.

Preiser: scenes of Der Barbier von Bagdad with Alexander Kipnis (Live Frankfurt),
Historia: Finale of Fidelio,
Olympic: Spärlich in the Lustigen Weibern von Windsor.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Paul Reinecke Boris Godunov: Lejtes', lejtes', sljozy gor'kije, in German
Leipzig 1947
In RA Format

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