Johannes Elmblad (1853-1910)
- Profession: Bass.
- Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 29-05-1853 Karda, Sweden.
- Address: 1886-1886 House Gustav Mahler Prague - Langegasse No. 18 (Blue rose house).
- Died: 04-12-1910 Vaxje, Sweden. Aged 57.
- Buried: 11-12-1910 Norra cemetery, Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1886 Concert Prague 13-02-1886.
- 1886 Concert Prague 18-04-1886 Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Lieder fur Singstimme (Premieres, piano).
- 1886 Concert Prague 21-02-1886.
Johannes Elmblad (blond and big) was a Swedish opera singer (bass) and director. He was the son of Per Magnus Elmblad, married to Sigrid Elmblad. Elmblad was a student at the conservatory in Stockholm under Julius Günther and Fritz Arlberg and abroad during Julius Stockhausen and Pauline Viardot-Garcia. After first appeared as a concert singer throughout Europe and Australia were Elmblad 1879-97 linked to a number of major German singing scenes and performed additionally several times at the Bayreuth festival. He was employed as director and songs at the Royal Opera in Stockholm 1897-1902 and thereafter until 1906 as a director, including in New York.
Elmblad made numerous glittering singing roles, but his voice was most appreciated in his interpretations of the base portions of Wagner's operas. For roles heard Hunding in Die Walküre, Fafner in Das Rheingold, Hagen in Götterdämmerung, Daland in The Flying Dutchman, Marke in Tristan und Isolde and Pogner in The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Among the roles in operas by other composers were Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Brogni the Jewess, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Marcel in the Huguenots.
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