German dramatic tenor. His real name was Achenbach, his father being the celebrated painter, Andreas Achenbach. He was born at Düsseldorf, and made his debut at Weimar. He won great fame as a Wagnerian singer, and was most successful in the role of Siegfried. While the possessor of a very good voice, he was especially remarkable for his handsome presence. He visited the United States many times, enjoying a great success here in 1884-1889. Alvery died in 1898 at his country-seat in Thuringia.