Scheidl, Theodor, Austrian baritone and teacher; b. Vienna, Aug. 3, 1880; d. Tübingen, April 22, 1959. He was trained in Vienna. After making his debut there at the Volksoper in Lohengrin (1910), he sang in Olmütz (1911–12) and Augsburg (1913). He was a member of the Stuttgart Opera (1913–21) and of the Berlin State Opera (1921–32). He also appeared at the Bayreuth Festivals, most notably as Klingsor (1914), Amfortas (1924–25), and Kurwenal (1927). In 1932 he joined the German Theater in Prague. In 1937 he became a prof. of voice at the Munich Hochschule für Musik. He settled in Tübingen as a teacher in 1944.
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