Konetzni, Anny

OPERA SINGER (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 12 Feb 1902, Weisskirchen (now: Bela Crkva, Vojvodina) - DIED 6 Sep 1968, Wien
REAL NAME Koneczny, Anny
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Pfarrfriedhof Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 242, Zentralfriedhof Tor (Gruft bei der Mauer, Nummer 63)

Anny Konetzi was born into a musical family. Opera singer Hilde Konetzi was her younger sister. Annie studied voice under Erik Schmedes as the Conservatory in Vienna. She also studied under Jacques Stuckgold in Berlin. In 1926 she debuted at the Volksoper in Vienna as a contralto in Wagner's "Rienzi".

By 1929 she had a soprano voice and in 1934 she sang at the MET in New York. Her career was disrupted by the Second World War, but after the war she continued it with succes until 1955. After she retired from the stage she continued her work as a voice teacher in Vienna.

Her husband was the physician Dr. Albert Wiedmann. She died in Vienna in 1968. Her husband was buried beside her at the Evangelischer Pfarrfriedhof Simmering in Vienna in 1970.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Konetzni, Hilde

Sources
Wiedemann, evangelische Ehrengräber, Tor 4
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The grave of Annie Konetzni at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2010)

 


Konetzni, Hilde

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 30 Jul 2017