Schimon, Adolf



Austrian composer and singingteacher, famous in his day, who was the son of an artist. Was born at Vienna, and studied at the Paris Conservatory with Halevy and Berton, and first appeared in England about 1850. In 1844 Schimon produced an opera called Stradella, in Florence, and f in 1858 Flotow produced his comic opera, List urn List, at Schwerin. After that he seems to have devoted himself almost wholly to teaching. He was professor of singing at Leipsic from 1874 to 1877 and also taught at the Munich Royal Music School. In 1872 he married the vocalist, Anna Regan, who was many years his junior. For a time he was connected with Her Majesty's Theatre in London and with the Italian Opera in Paris. Schimon wrote, besides the operas mentioned, songs in many languages; a violin sonata; string quartet; music for the piano; and edited many vocal works by Italian masters.