Karczag, Wilhelm

THEATRE DIRECTOR, JOURNALIST, DRAMATIST (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 28 Aug 1857, Baden - DIED 11 Oct 1923, Karcag (Hungary)
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 38, Reihe 1, Nummer 1)

Wilhelm Karczag originally wrote in the Hungarian language. He married the singer Julie Kopacsi in 1891. In 1894 he came to Vienna and in 1901 he became the director of the Theater an der Wien. He started staging operetta's there and "Wiener Frauen" by Franz Lehar was an enormous succes.

In 1908 he leased the Raimundtheater together with Wallner and he managed it until 1921. From 1917 to 1919 he also controlled the Stadtheater. His daughter married Hubert Marischka and Marischka took over the management of the Theater an der Wien after Karczag died in 1921.

Family
• Daughter: Karczag, Lilly
• Wife: Kopácsi-Karczag, Julie (1891-)

Sources
Karczag, Wilhelm
Wilhelm Karczag – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Wilhelm Karczag and Julie Kopácsi-Karczag at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 


Kardec, Allan

Published: 17 Aug 2014
Last update: 17 Aug 2014