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Margarethe Arndt-Ober

Margarethe Arndt-Ober (b. Berlin, April 15, 1885–d. Bad Sachsa, March 17, 1971) was a German opera singer who had an active international career during the first half of the twentieth century. A highly skilled contralto, Ober enjoyed a particularly long and fruitful association with the Berlin State Opera from 1907 to 1944. She also was notably a principal singer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1913 and 1917.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 15th, 1885 (Berlin), Died March 17th, 1971 (Bad Sachsa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-14499 12-in. 2/20/1914 Weiche Wotan, weiche! Margarethe Arndt-Ober ; Reinald Werrenrath Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14500 10-in. 2/20/1914 Voce di donna Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14501 12-in. 2/20/1914 Ach, mein Sohn! (Ah, my son!) Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14565 10-in. 3/11/1914 Stella del marinar Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14566 12-in. 3/11/1914 O don fatale Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14742 10-in. 4/22/1914 Heimweh Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14743 10-in. 4/22/1914 An die Musik Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14744 10-in. 4/22/1914 Ich liebe Dich Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14745 10-in. 4/22/1914 Mit deinen blauen Augen Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14750 10-in. 4/22/1914 Widmung Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14751 10-in. 4/22/1914 Wiegenlied Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15766 12-in. 3/8/1915 Dem Unendlichen Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15767 12-in. 3/8/1915 Die Mainacht Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15770 10-in. 3/8/1915 Liebestreu Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15945 12-in. 4/23/1915 Finale atto 3 Paul Althouse ; Margarethe Arndt-Ober Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15946 10-in. 4/23/1915 Stride la vampa! Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-17612 12-in. 5/4/1916 Ai nostri monti Margarethe Arndt-Ober ; Giovanni Martinelli Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-17668 12-in. 5/12/1916 Das Wirtshaus Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-17669 10-in. 5/12/1916 Frühlingsglaube Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-17670 10-in. 5/12/1916 Allerseelen Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-17677 10-in. 5/12/1916 Schmerzen Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arndt-Ober, Margarethe," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107593.

Arndt-Ober, Margarethe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107593.

"Arndt-Ober, Margarethe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107593

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