Haitzinger, Anton


Tenor opera-singer; born in Wilfersdorf, Lichtenstein, Austria. At fourteen he entered the College of Cornenburg, where he obtained the degree of licentiate; after which he became a professor in Vienna. He studied harmony under Wolkert, and, while studying voice under Mozatti, he decided to become a public singer. Obtaining an engagement at the Theatre " an der Wien," he made a successful debut. He continued his studies under Salieri. For several years he toured through Germany, eventually locating in Carlsruhe, where he had a life appointment at the Court Theatre. He made successful appearances in both Paris and London. In 1850 he retired to Vienna, where he died.