Wallnofer Adolf



Contemporary Austrian concertsinger, theatre-director and composer, author of songs, ballads, choruses and a successful opera. He was born in Vienna; studied composition under Waldmuller, Kremm and Dessoff, and singing under Rokitansky. He sang a number of years in concert as a barytone; in 1880 appeared as a tenor singer, filled an engagement at Olmütz, following this Wallnofer toured with Neumann's Wagner Company. He was ten years at the Landestheatre in Prague; in 1895 held the post of theatre-director at Stettin, sang in opera a season at the New York Metropolitan Opera House, on visits to Russia appeared in Riga, St. Petersburg and Moscow; in 1905 was appointed director at Rostock Wallnofer is author of over three hundred songs, choruses with orchestra, and of the opera Eddystone.