Schott, Anton

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Schott, Anton

Schott, Anton, German tenor; b. Schloss Staufeneck, June 24, 1846; d. Stuttgart, Jan. 6, 1913. He was in the Prussian army. After the Franco-Prussian War, he sang at the Munich Opera (1871) and the Berlin Opera (1872–75), then in London and in Italy. He made his U.S. debut at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. as Tannhäuser (Nov. 17, 1884), and was on its roster until 1885, and again in 1886–87. He excelled as an interpreter of Wagnerian roles. He publ. a polemical brochure, Hie Welf, hie Waibling (1904).

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