Strakosch, Maurice

COMPOSER, IMPRESARIO (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 15 Jan 1825, Gross Seelowitz - DIED 9 Oct 1887, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 65)

Maurice Stakosch debuted as a pianist when he was eleven years old. The next year he entered the Conservatory in Vienna where he studied under Simon Sechter. After an engagement in Zagreb he went to Italy, where Giuditta Pasta supported him. She gave him singing lessons but she also persuaded him to pursue a career as a pianist.

In 1848 he was invited to New York by Salvatore Patti. He organised musical events for the Patti family and in 1852 he married Salvatore's daughter Amelia. From 1855 he had his own opera company and his opera "Don Giovanni di Napoli" premiered in New York in 1857. With the violinist Ole Bull he toured in the USA. He was impresario for Adelina and Carlotta Patti, but also for Christine Nilsson, Gabrielle Krauss and Marie Heilbron. He moved to Paris with his wife where he published "Souvenirs of an Impresario". He died in Paris in 1887.

Family
• Wife: Patti, Amelia (1852-1887)

Related persons
• worked for Heilbron, Marie, vicomtesse de la Panouse
• worked for Patti, Adelina, Baroness Cederström
• worked for Patti, Carlotta

Images

The grave of Amelia Patti and Maurice Strakosch at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)

 

Sources
Maurice Strakosch – Wikipedia


Strasberg, Lee

Published: 19 Nov 2019
Last update: 19 Nov 2019