Alfred Färbach

December 5, 1878 Stuttgart - April 24, 1939 Mannheim

Färbach studied singing mainly in Berlin.

He made his debut during the 1908-09 season at the Hoftheater in Sondershausen (Thüringen).

Färbach's career developed as follows:
1909-10, Stadttheater in Elberfeld
1910-12, Stadttheater in Stettin (In 1911, he sang in the world premiere of the operetta Ball bei Hof by C.M. Ziehrer)
1912-14, Stadttheater in Halle (Saale)
1914-15, Opernhaus in Breslau
1915-18, Stadttheater in Straßburg
1919-20, Stadttheater in Freiburg in Breisgau.

His career was at its peak when he sang in Mannheim (Nationaltheater) during 1920-1926.

After, Färbach appeared only as a guest and taught singing in Mannheim.

Färbach made guest appearances in the biggest Opera houses in Germany. He was especially successful as a Wagner tenor (Erik, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Siegmund, Parsifal). Besides those roles, his vast repertory included Ottavio, Radames, Turiddu, Canio, José, Wilhelm Meister, Matthias (Evangelimann by Kienzl), Chabel (Die ersten Menschen by Rudi Stephan) und Elis (Schatzgräber by F. Schreker).

He recorded for Polydor, Vox and Tri-Ergon.
Reference: Kutsch and Riemens.

Alfred Färbach sings Lohengrin: In fernem Land
In RA Format
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the record.
Discography

Grammophon, Berlin 1921-11?
1261ar Mignon (Thomas): Wie ihre Unschuld auch (Elle ne croyait pas)            62373 (B2021)
1262ar Fra Diavolo (Auber): Ewig will ich dir gehören                           62373 (B2022)
625as  Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd                     65639 (B22049)
626as  Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land                                       65639 (B22050)

Vox, Berlin 1922-01
440B  Zigeunerbaron (Strauss): Als flotter Geist                                3086
441B  Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Es war einmal am Hofe von Eisenach         3086
236A  Otello (Verdi): Jeder Knabe (Niun mi tema)                                03087
237A  Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht                                       03088
238A  Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Nein, bin Bajazzo nicht bloss                    03090
239A  Trovatore (Verdi): Dass nur für mich dein Herz erbebt                     03090
240A  Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Fanget an!                           03089
241A  Parsifal (Wagner): Nur eine Waffe taugt                                   03089
242A  Rienzi (Wagner): Allmäch'ger Vater                                        03088
243A  Aida (Verdi): Holde Aida                                                  03087

Vox, Berlin 1923-02?
1073A Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd                      03386
1074A Walküre (Wagner): Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond                       03386
1075A Lohengrin (Wagner) Höchstes Vertrau'n                                     03601
1076A Lohengrin (Wagner): In fernem Land                                        03349
1078A Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan!                                   03349

Tri-Ergon, Berlin 1929?
?     Der Zecher am Rhein (Brandt)                                              5539
?     Mein Heimatland, o du herrlicher Rhein (Obermeyer)                        5539

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