He studied singing in Berlin, where he was already a member of the Hof- und Domchor.
During 1909-10, he sang in the chorus of the Komische Oper in Berlin.
He made his debut in 1911 in Ulm and after sang at the Hoftheater in Altenburg (Thüringen)
In 1912 he moved to Breslau singing in the Opera House for the next 5 years.
In 1917, he was hired by the Opera House in Frankfurt a.M., where he sang until the end of his career.
There he took part on January 21, 1920 in the world premiere of Der Schatzgräber by Schreker as Elis with
Hans Erl, Marta Uersfeld, Hermann Schramm, Rudolf Brinkmann, Erik Wirl, Robert vom Scheidt,
Carl Bauermann, Otto Weindel,Josef Gareis,
Emma Hol, Franz Wartenberg, Arthur Simon,
Hermann Schramm, Ludwig Rottenberg.
He sang in the German premiere of
Boris Godunov (1913 in Breslau as Dimitri) and Khovantshchina (1924 in Frankfurt as Golitsin). He also took part in the world premiere of
Eros und Psyche by Lubomir Rózycki on March 10, 1917 in Breslau.
He made guest appearances in Berlin, Munich, Vienna (Not at the Staatsoper), Salburg (Festspiele 1916 as Bacchus),
Dresden (1916 Hofoper), Hannover (1920 Opernhaus),
Stuttgart (Staatsoper), Switzerland, France, ...
In 1942, he sang his last performance in Frankfurt as Canio. After retiring, he taught singing in Frankfurt. In 1951, he became the
president of the Genossenschaft deutscher Bühnenangehöriger until 1963.
He was married to the soprano Agnes Werninghaus (1893 - June 29, 1960 Frankfurt a.M.) who sang in Frankfurt since 1923
with Magda Spiegel in Frankfurt a.M. Her repertory included Freia, Lola, Nuri, ...
His repertory included Tamino, Don Ottavio, Walther von Stolzing, Erik,
Max, Kaiser, Jonny , Palestrina, Duca, Riccardo, Radames, Gabriele Adorno, Otello, Calaf,
Sly, Ramirez, Vasco, Hoffmann, German, .....
Reefrence: Kutsch & Riemens