Hugo Röhr

Hugo Röhr was born in Dresden on 13 February 1866 and died in Munich on 7 June 1937. He studied in Dresden with Franz Wüllner, the conductor of the world premieres of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, who was engaged as First Court Kapellmeister in Munich from 1871. From 1886 he worked as a solo repetiteur at the Court Opera in Dresden, then as a conductor at the Augsburg City Theatre, the Kassel Court Theatre and the German State Theatre in Prague and Breslau. From 1892 to 1896 he held the post of First Kapellmeister at the Mannheim National Theatre before being appointed to the Munich Court Theatre in 1896. His secular oratorio Ekkehard was premiered at the Musikalische Akademie, followed by his opera Das Vaterunser in 1904 at the Munich Court Theatre. He held his post until 1918.

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