Greve, Franz

OPERA SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 5 Sep 1844, Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 12 May 1892, Hamburg
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (X5, 408/409)

Franz Greve worked at a bank in Munich before he decided to use his powerful baritone voice to become a professional singer. From 1882 to 1888 he was engaged in Zurich and Mainz. From 1888 until his early death in 1892 he worked for the Opera in Hamburg. He sang in operas by Meyerbeer, Verdi, Wagner and others. He married the opera singer Katharina Klafsky (1855-1896) who also worked in Hamburg.

Family
• Wife: Klafsky, Katharina (-1892)

Images

The gravestone of Franz Greve and Katharina Klafsky can now be found at the Garten of Frauen at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2012)

 

Sources
Franz Greve – Wikipedia


Griebel, Otto

Published: 14 Apr 2018
Last update: 21 Dec 2018