Ander, Aloys


One of the most famous tenors of recent times. Born in Bohemia. Appeared for the first time in 1845 in Stradella and made a great success. Five years later, he was still more successful in Le Prophete, when it was given in Vienna for the first time. Meyerbeer became interested in him and aided him greatly in his work. Ander was a fine actor and his voice, though not of great strength, was remarkably sweet and sympathetic. His greatest success was as Lohengrin and his last appearance was in William Tell in 1864, shortly after which he died in Vienna.