Chavanne, Irene von

SINGER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 18 Apr 1863, Graz - DIED 27 Dec 1938, Dresden
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse

Irene von Chavanne was the daughter of Major Joseph von Chavanne. She was meant to become a pianist but her teacher W.A. Remy discovered the she had a very fine voice. Supported by the Empress Elisabeth she studied with Johannes Ress at the conservatory in Vienna. She also studied in Paris with Désirée Artôt de Padilla and in Dresden with Adeline de Paschalis Souvestre.

In 1885 she debuted at the opera in Dresden, where she continued to sing during her entire career. On 9 Dec 1905 she sang the part of Herodias in the premiere of "Salome" by Richard Strauss. She also performed in "Rienzi", "Aida", "Samson et Dilila" and other opera's.

Related persons
• was supported by Elisabeth von Bayern, Kaiserin von Österreich

Events
1901/11/21: Première of "Feuersnot" by Richard Strauss at the Hofoper in Dresden
1905/12/9: Premiere of "Salome" by Richard Strauss in Dresden

Sources
• Schlechte, Gudrun, Der Alte Katholische Friedhof in der Friedrichstadt zu Dresden, Hille, Dresden, 2004
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_von_Chavanne

Images

The grave of Irene von Chavanne at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)

 


Chaworth, Mary Ann

Published: 28 Feb 2016
Last update: 28 Feb 2016