La Roche, Karl, Ritter von

ACTOR, VOCALIST, DIRECTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Oct 1794, Berlin - DIED 11 Mar 1884, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Gruft 228)

Karl Ritter von La Roch was the son of a police inspector from Berlin. He studied veterinary medicine, but he decided to go to the stage and debuted in Dresden in 1811. After engagements in Lemberg, Königsberg and Weimar, where he studied the part of Mephistopheles with Goethe himself. He appeared as a visiting actor at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1832 and was offered a contract for life there in 1833.

From 1841 until 1875 he also worked as a director for the Burgtheater. He was a very talented actor and also performed as an opera singer, but he wasn't good at learning his parts.

Related persons
• cooperated with Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Sources
La Roche, Karl Ritter von
• Rechnitz, Stefan, Grabstätten Berühmter Männer und Frauen, Eind Rundgang durch die Wiener Vorstadtfriedhöfe, Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien, 1948
Carl von La Roche – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Carl Ritter von La Roche at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2005)

 


Laborde, Rosine

Published: 3 Aug 2008
Last update: 3 Aug 2008