1879 - 1958
The actor and opera singer Waldemar Staegemann grew up in a musical family. His father Max Staegemann was general manager of the Stadttheater Leipzig, his mother was the violinist Hildegard Kirchner.
After his school education he studied law which he finished successfully.
He soon became established as a theater actor still he wanted to gain
a foothold as a singer at the music theater as well.
The versatile Waldemar Staegemann enlarged his field of activity when he realised several performances as a director in Dresden too.
Waldemar Staegemann retired from the stage in 1939 and dedicated to the young artists as a singing teacher at the Musikhochschule in Berlin. Later followed a similar function in Hamburg.
He made his film debut already in 1919 with "Verlorene Seelen" (19)
but it should be his only silent movie.
Besides his acting artistry he also wrote some poems.
His sister Helene Staegemann became also an opera singer.