Sack, Erna

SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 6 Feb 1898, Berlin-Spandau - DIED 2 Mar 1972, Mainz
REAL NAME Weber, Erna
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Südfriedhof, Siegfriedring (U1, 170a)

Erna Sack was born in Berlin and was educated as a singer in Praque and Berlin. In 1928 she was contracted by the Staatsoper in Berlin where she had small parts. In 1930 she moved to the Stadttheater in Bielefeld and in 1932 to the Staatstheater in Wiesbaden. From 1935 to 1941 she was engaged at the Staatsoper in Dresden, where she sang in the premiere of "Die schweigsame Frau" by Richard Strauss. In 1936 she toured in North America. In 1936 she was in the movie "Blumen aus Nizza" and in 1938 n "Nanon".

During the war she mostly performed in Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. From 1947 to 1952 she toured in America, Australia and South Africa. She was often accompanied by the pianist Sebastian Peschko.

In 1972 she died in Mainz during an operation because of cancer. She was buried at the Südfriedhof in Wiesbaden.

Sources
Erna Sack – Wikipedia

Images

Erna Sack.
 

The grave of Erna Sack at the Südfriedhof, Wiesbaden.
Picture by Androom (01 May 2013)

 


Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin

Published: 10 May 2013
Last update: 16 Jun 2014