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John Forsell

Carl Johan Jacob Forsell (6 November 1868 – 30 May 1941), known as John Forsell, was a prominent Swedish baritone, opera administrator and teacher of voice. He was the leading baritone of the Royal Swedish Opera (RSO) from 1896–1918, and thereafter sang roles periodically with the company until his last stage performance in 1938. From 1923-1939 he served as the director of the RSO. He also sang leading roles as a guest artist with opera companies internationally, drawing particular acclaim for his portrayal of the title character in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni.

In 1899, Forsell was awarded the Litteris et Artibus and, a decade later, he was named a Hovsångare. The Royal Swedish Academy of Music awarded him membership in 1906.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 6th, 1868 (Hedvig Eleonora församling), Died May 30th, 1941 (Engelbrekt)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 238ae 10-in. Mar. 1909 Om dagen vid mitt arbete John Forsell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 263ae 10-in. Mar. 1909 Serenad, af wideen John Forsell ; Grammophon Kvartetten Vocal quartet, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 264ae 10-in. Mar. 1909 Den store, hvide flock John Forsell ; Grammophon Kvartetten Vocal quartet, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 276ae 10-in. Mar. 1909 Längtan John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 277ae 10-in. Mar. 1909 Aftonstämning John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 774ah 10-in. 10/13/1910 I drömmen du är mig nära John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 825ah 10-in. Oct. 1910 Försmådd kärlek John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 827ah 10-in. Oct. 1910 I striden John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 828ah 10-in. Oct. 1910 Avskedet John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 833ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Som stjärnan uppå himmelen så klar John Forsell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 837ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Kungssången John Forsell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 842ae 10-in. Sept. 1909 Hytten er lukket Grammophon Kvartetten Vocal quartet, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 2704e 10-in. Oct. 1905 Romans John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 2705e 10-in. Oct. 1905 Eugen Onegin : Romans John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 2712e 10-in. approximately Oct. 1905 Du gamla, du fria John Forsell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 2740e 10-in. Oct. 1905 Duett ur Figaros bröllop John Forsell ; Anna Hellström-Oscàr Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7029e 10-in. Oct. 1907 En svane John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7030e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Min själ längtar och trängtar John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7032e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Julsång John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7036e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Den snöiga nord John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7045e 10-in. Oct. 1907 Ballad ur 'Gustaf Vasas saga' John Forsell Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7048e 10-in. Oct. 1907 En sangers bön Opera-Kvartetten Vocal quartet, with baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 7051e 10-in. ca. Oct. 1907 Hytten er lukket Opera-Kvartetten Vocal quartet, with baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 10279u 10-in. Feb. 1907 Svalduetten ur Mignon John Forsell ; Davida Hesse Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 10283u 10-in. Feb. 1907 Soldatgossen John Forsell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forsell, John," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104631.

Forsell, John. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104631.

"Forsell, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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