Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig

OPERA SINGER (BAVARIA)
BORN 2 Jul 1836, München - DIED 21 Jul 1865, Dresden
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden: Alter Annenfriedhof, Chemnitzer Strasse (L. 3.1-3)

Tenor who debuted in 1858 in Karlsruhe and was engaged in dresden from 1860 until 1865. He married opera singer Eugenia Malvina Garrigues on 25 Apr 1860. On 1 Feb 1861 king Ludwig II from Bavaria saw him in Darmstadt in Wagner's Lohengrin".

In 1865 in Munich he became the first Tristan in Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde". His wife was Isolde and they received 2.800 guilders for their performance. Three weeks after the fourth performance of this opera he suddenly died in Dresden. It was said that the opera had caused his death, but there is no evidence for that.

Family
• Father: Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Julius, Ritter
• Wife: Garrigues, Eugenia Malvina

Related persons
• was admired by Wagner, Richard

Sources
Encyclopedie van de Muziek, 1959
• Marek, George R., Cosima Wagner, Ein Leben für ein Genie, Knaur, München, 1993

Images

The grave of Julius and Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld at the Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2000)

 

The grave of Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld and het mother in law at the Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2000)

 


Schoenhals, Albrecht

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 15 Feb 2010