Otto Ackermann was one of the most widely acclaimed conductors of opera and operetta, both in concert and on record. He studied at that city's Royal Academy, and later at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. His first major post was as Kapellmeister at the Dusseldorf Opera House, and in 1932 he was appointed Chief Kapellmeister of the German Theater in Brno. From 1935 thru 1947, he served as chief Kapellmeister of the Municipal Theater of Berne, and from 1949 until 1955 he served as a conductor at the Zurich Opera House. Ackermann returned to Germany in 1955 as music director of the Cologne Opera House, and also became a popular guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera during this period, as well as at opera houses in Monaco and Italy. He returned to the Zurich Opera in 1958, but he became seriously ill late in the following year, and died ...
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Lehár: The Merry Widow 1988 Lehár: The Merry Widow
 
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Franz Lehar: The Land of Smiles [EMI Mono] 1953 Franz Lehar: The Land of Smiles [EMI Mono]
 
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