Krebs-Michalesi, Aloyse

OPERA SINGER (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 29 Aug 1824, Praha - DIED 5 Aug 1904, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse

Daughter of Wenzel Michalesi, a bass player at the opera, and his wife Josephine, a singer. Her parents left the opera in Prague and ended up at the Stadttheater in Mainz in 1829. There her father died in 1836. She was educated as a singer by her mother and accompanied her to London in 1840. She also worked in Brünn with her mother.

After her mother's dead she worked for the stadttheater in Hamburg. After a recommendation by Giacomo Meyerbeer she was engaged at the Hoftheater in Dresden. Her first part there was Fides in Meyerbeer's "Der Prophet" in 1850.

In 1850 she married the composer Karl August Krebs who had also come from Hamburg. In 1851 their daughter Marie was born. In 1870 she left the opera and after that she only sang in churches and worked as a singing teacher. She died four years after her daughter in 1904.

Family
• Daughter: Krebs-Brenning, Mary
• Husband: Miedke, Carl August (1850-1880)

Sources
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloyse_Michalesi
Baedeker Dresden, 1996

Images

The grave of Mary Krebs-Brenning and Aloyse Krebs-Michalesi at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)

 


Krempelhuber, Joseph von

Published: 28 Feb 2016
Last update: 28 Feb 2016