Ashot Arakelyan, Armenia. Erevan, Street Tamanyan 2, Apartment 20, Postal code 0009, Tel: +37410 094163164,

My Blog List

Soviet Tenors

Emilio's Blog: Living with historical recordings (mainly Opera and classical)

European Film Star Postcards

La Voce Antica

The Shellackophile

Recordings of classical music from the 78-rpm era

78 toeren opera en zang

Soprano Constantina Araujo (1922-1966)

The 78rpm Record Home Page

Forgotten Opera Singers

Last Updates
Silvano Isalberti, Remo Sangiorgi, Regina Pinkert, Regina Pacini, Pietro Lara

Share on Facebook

Rudolf Gerlach-Rusnak (Tenor) (Duboutz, Czernowitz 1895 – Munchen 1960)


Duke in ''Rigoletto''


His real name was Orest Rusnak. He was of Ukrainian descent and took part in the First World War as an officer of the Austrian-Hungarian army. He studied singing after his dismissal, at the Prague Conservatory under Eugene Fuchs. He debuted in 1923 at the Municipal Theater of Olmutz (Olomouc) as Rodolfo in ‘’La Boheme’’. He sang from 1924-26 at the Municipal Theater of Konigsberg. After additional study with Jacques Stuckgold in Berlin and with Lari in Milan, from 1926-1928 Gerlach-Rusnak became a solist of the Municipal Theater of Chemnitz. From 1928-30 he appeared at the Municipal Theater of Graz. In 1931 he was engaged by the Munich State Opera and appeared since then under the name Rudolf Gerlach-Rusnak. He formed his artistic name Rudolf Gerlach-Rusnak from his favorite hero -  the Rudolf in ‘’La Boheme’’ and the family name of his wife Elisabeth Gerlach). Till 1938 he remained at the Munich Opera.  He made guest appearances also in Canada, Poland, USA, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporizhia (1930-1931).

Chronology of some appearances

1923 Olmutz Municipal Theater
1924-1926 Konigsberg Municipal Theater
1926-1928 Chemnitz Municipal Theater
1928-1930 Graz Municipal Theater
1931-1938 Munich Opera House



Africaine (Meyerbeer) Wunderbares Land Electrola EG2698 (60-2155)
Favorite (Donizetti) Engel so rein Electrola EG2911
Fra Diavolo (Auber) Dorina, jene Kleine so jung und schon Electrola EG2887 (60-2414)
Guillaume Tell (Rossini) Du meiner Vater Hutte (Asile hereditaire) Electrola EG2886 (60-2412)
Martha (Flotow) Ach so fromm lectrola EH811 (62-1017)
Pecheurs de perles (Bizet) Ich hore wie im Traume Electrola EG2910 (60-2449)
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam) Freunde vernehmet die Geschichte Electrola EH811 (62-1017)
Rosenkavalier (Strauss) Di rigori armato il seno Electrola EG2911
Tosca (Puccini) Und es blitzen die Sterne Electrola EG2637 (60-2070)
Tosca (Puccini) Wie sich die Bilder gleichen Electrola EG2637 (60-2071)
Trovatore (Verdi) Lodern zum Himmel (w. chorus) Electrola EG2636 (60-2069)
Trovatore (Verdi) Dass nur fur mich dein Herz erbebt Electrola EG2636 (60-2068)


Бесплатный хостинг uCoz