Eugen Guszalewicz

1867, Lwów (Lemberg) - May 29, 1907, Köln

Picture of Eugen Guszalewicz
Guszalewicz studied singing at the Lemberg conservatory with Walery Wysocki, and later with J. Gänsbacher inn Vienna.

Guszalewicz made his debut im 1891 in Preßburg (Bratislava).

After Preßburg, he sang at the Stadttheater in Aachen, the Stadttheater in Brünn (Brno), and during 1896-1902 at the German Theater in Prag. In Prag, he sang the title role in the premiere of Der arme Heinrich by Hans Pfitzner. and in 1901 took part in the world premiere of Der polnische Jude by K. Weis.

In 1896, he married his student the soprano Alice Guszalewicz (1879-1940), who had a succesful career as a dramatic soprano and since 1905 was a member of the Kölner Opernhaus, where both lived.

Starting in 1902, Guszalewicz was no longer a member of an opera houses and undertook guest appearances in and out of Germany: Budapest (1895), Kroll-Oper (Berlin, 1892), Lemberg (Lwów, 1893, 1902), Frankfurt a.M. (1901), and Bern(1903). He sang up to his time of death.

Guszalewicz was at the beginning a lyric tenor, that developed into a dramatic tenor singing Manrico, Raoul, Assad, Otello, Tannhäuser, Canio, Manru, Eléazar, Ernani, ...

His daughter Genia Guszalewicz (1902-71) had, like her parents, a successful career.

He recorded for Zonophone, including a duet with Alice Guszalewicz.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Eugen Guszalewicz singsLe Prophète: Triumphgesang
In RA Format

Zonophone, Wien 1902?
10968 Tannhäuser (Wagner): Auch ich darf mich so glücklich                      10968 (7")
10969 Tannhäuser (Wagner): Lied an die Venus                                    10969 (7")
10970 Freischütz (Weber):  Arie                                                 10970 (7")
10971 Alessandro Stradella (Flotow): Hymne                                      10971 (7")
X-1635 Prophète (Meyerbeer): Triumphgesang                                      X-1635      X-22009
X-1636 Walküre (Wagner): Liebeslied                                             X-1636      X-22010
X-1637 Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Preislied                           X-1637      X-22011
X-1638 Siegfried (Wagner): Schmiedelied                                         X-1638      X-22012?
X-1640 Lohengrin (Wagner): Duett (w. A Guszalewicz)                             X-1640
X-1641 Lohengrin (Wagner): Höchstes Vertrauen                                   X-1641      X-22013

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