Schramm, Hermann

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Schramm, Hermann

Schramm, Hermann, German tenor; b. Berlin, Feb. 7, 1871; d. Frankfurt am Main, Dec. 14, 1951. He made his operatic debut in Breslau in 1895 as Gomez in Kreutzer’s Die Nachtlager von Granada . From 1896 to 1900 he sang at the Cologne Opera. In 1899 he appeared at London’s Covent Garden and at the Bayreuth Festival (debut as David). From 1900 to 1933 he was a member of the Frankfurt am Main Opera, where he created the role of the chancellor in Schreker’s Der Schatsgräber (1920). Schramm was hailed as the finest David and Mime of his era.

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