(b Vienna, 1838; d Prague, 1910). Austrian tenor and impresario. Début 1859. Sang at Vienna Court Opera 1862–76. Man. of Leipzig Opera 1876–82, Bremen Opera 1882–5, Prague Landestheater 1885–1910 (among conds. he engaged there was Mahler). Formed touring co. based on Leipzig to give Wagner's operas, especially Der Ring des Nibelungen, in London, Paris, Rome, St Petersburg, etc.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.