Hartmann, Carl, German tenor; b. Solingen, May 2, 1895; d. Munich, May 30, 1969. He was a student in Düsseldorf of Senff. In 1928 he made his operatic debut as Tannhäuser in Elberfeld, and then toured the U.S. as a member of Gadski’s opera company in 1930. After appearing with the Cologne Opera (1933–35), he sang in Berlin and Vienna, and also made guest appearances in Italy, France, and Switzerland. On Dec. 3, 1937, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Siegfried, and remained on its roster until 1940; in 1938 he sang Tristan at the Bayreuth Festival. He was principally known as a Wagnerian.
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