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Desider Aranyi (Tenor) (Szathmar-Nemethy, Hungary 1868 - Pesterzsebet, Hungary 1923)



His real name was Desider Goldberger. He was the son of a cantor. He studied with Bellovicz in Budapest and made his debut in 1890 as Raoul in ‘’Les Huguenots’’ in Brno. He sang at Brno until 1892, then appeared for a season at the Kroll Opera in Berlin. After further study in Milan with the pedagogue Rossi, he performed at the Budapest Opera from 1893 to 1900. In 1894 he made guest appearances at La Scala in Milan and in Genoa. He then sang at the  Theater am Westens in Berlin (1901-02) and took the role of  Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’  at the 1901 Salzburg Festival. He was engaged by the German Theater in Prague in 1902, and while there created the role of Pedro in d'Albert's ‘’Tiefland’’  on Nov. 15, 1903. He returned to the Budapest Opera in 1904, where he began to sing  roles of a more dramatic nature. Further guest appearances brought him to Frankfurt, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, and to Holland  and Norway. During his career his roles ranged from Count Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’ and Alfredo in  ‘’La Traviata’’  to Walther in  ‘’Die Meistersinger’’  and Radames in  ‘’Aida’’. After retirement from the stage, Aranyi was active as a teacher. Married to soprano Emilie Lange-Aranyi (1868-1908). Aranyi's recordings are very hard to find.

 Chronology of appearance

1903 Prague Neues Deutsches Landestheater Tiefland (Pedro)


Hunyadi Laszlo: Aira  Favorite 1-25518
Cavalleria Rusticana: Abschied des Turiddu G&T 2-42146 3243B
Guillaume Tell: Duett Mathilde-Arnold with Margarete Siems G&T  44273 1917x
Il Trovatore: Deserto sulla terra with Hunold Zonophone 22252
Les Huguenots: Ach, welch ein reizendes Bild.. Ihr Wangenpaar G&T  042068 235y
Il Trovatore: Lodern zum Himmel (Stretta) G&T 2-42755 1894x
Guillaume Tell: Trio with Mathieu Frank and Erich Hunold G&T 044035 242y
Lucia di Lammmermoor: Verrano a te sull'aure with Margarete Siems G&T 044027 228y
Les Huguenots: Ah! war' ich so wie and're  with Margarete Siems G&T 044034 233y
Hunyadi Laszlo: Lattyndala  Favorite 1-25526

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