Achsel, Wanda

OPERA SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Oct 1886, Berlin - DIED 3 Aug 1977, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Pfarrfriedhof Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 242, Zentralfriedhof Tor (Urnennische, Nr. 72 (ashes))

Wanda Achsel studied under Laura Détschy at the Conservatory in Berlin. She debuted in 1910 at the Berlin Summer Opera as Elsa in Wagner's "Lohengrin". After engagements in Würzburg and Cologne she worked for the Staatsoper in Vienna from 1923 until 1939.

She married the tenor Hans Clemens, but they divorced in 1933. After her active singing career she worked as a vocal teacher from 1951 onwards.

Sources
Wanda Achsel – Wikipedia
Frauen am Wiener Zentralfriedhof

Images

The grave of Wanda Achsel at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2010)

 

The grave of Wanda Achsel at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2010)

 


Ackermann, Wilhelm Heinrich

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 30 Jul 2017