Hauptner, Thuiskon


German composer; born in Berlin. He was a student at the Berlin Royal Academy, and in 1850 became chapelmaster at the Vorstadtisches Theatre, and in 1852 of the Konigsstadtisches Theatre. During this time he wrote many vaudevilles, operettas, farces, etc. He went to Paris in 1854, remaining there for four years studying a method of singing at the Conservatory. Returning to Berlin, he published a Deutsche Gesangschule in 1861, two years later becoming a teacher of singing in the Basle School of Music. For some years he directed the Singakademie at Potsdam. He died in Berlin.