IRMA VON VOGGENHUBER, Soprano, * 17 July 1841 Budapest, † 11 January 1888 Berlin;

19 Jan

Her real name was Vilma Szivessi, she was the daughter of a wealthy businessman, was taught by the educator Peter Stoll in Budapest and entered there in 1863 the opera stage. In Budapest, she sang such roles as Romeo in “I Capuleti ed I Montecchi” by Bellini, Agathe in “Der Freischütz” and Valentine in the “Huguenots” by Meyerbeer. She also appeared there in the Hungarian National Opera “Hunyadi Laszlo” by Ferenc Erkel and remained until 1865 at the Budapest Opera. Guest performances at the Court Opera in Berlin and Munich led (1864) and the Municipal Theatre (Opera House) from Hamburg, he is not a commitment to these houses, and so she took a position with the City Theater at Stettin (1866-67). Then she sang at the Opera House in the city of Cologne and Aachen and theaters of Bremen. 1868 she was at the Vienna Opera in the roles of Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust”, the Leonore in “Fidelio” and the Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” Guest. 1869, then became head of the Berlin Court Opera, where her career reached its peak. As a representative of the dramatic soprano compartment, especially as an interpreter of Wagner, they now enjoyed the highest reputation. In the memorable first performance of “Tristan” in 1876, she sang the role of Isolde, one of her best roles. Her other major roles were in the Medea of ​​the opera of the same name by Cherubini that. Giulia in “La Vestale” Spontini, Iphigenie in Gluck’s “Iphigenia in Aulis” and Armida in the title role of Gluck 1872 she worked there in the world premiere of “Hermione” by Max Bruch, 1874 at the Opera “Cesario” by Wilhelm Taubert, 1878 by the by “Ekkehard” JJ Abert with. In 1877, she appeared as a guest at the opera house in Cologne, in 1882 at the Vienna Opera. Despite a severe, incurable disease she continued her career almost until her death. In her first marriage, she was married temporarily to the Hungarian nobles of Kovacz, which had undergone an adventurous career in Hungary as Italian liberation troops. In 1871 she married the bassist Franz Krolop (1839-97), who was also at the Berlin Opera.

as Isolde Berlin 1876

as Isolde Berlin 1876

as Brünnhilde Berlin

as Brünnhilde Berlin

as Senta Berlin 1877

as ?

as Katharina? “Tamig of the shrew”



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