Monday, September 14, 2009

Emil Scaria CdV. Photo by Luckhardt.

Austrian bass Emil Scaria (1838 - 1886) made his début (1860) in Budapest as Saint-Bris (Les Huguenots). He made appearances in Dessau, Leipzig, and Dresden.

In 1863 he appeared with the Leipzig Opera; in 1864 he was working in Dresden. He was engaged by the Vienna State Opera in 1872.

From 1873 until his death Scaria was engaged at the Vienna Hofoper. While in London performing a Ring Cycle he suffered a mental breakdown. He continued to sing but in 1886 he again suffered a mental breakdown and soon after died insane.