Geistinger, Marie

BORN 26 Jul 1833, Graz, Steiermark - DIED 29 Sep 1903, Klagenfurt, Kärnten
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 18)

Marie Geistinger came from a Russian family of actors. When she was eleven years old she was already on the stage in Graz and in 1850 she debuted in Munich and subsequently she performed in Berlin, Hamburg and Riga. In 1852 she was engaged at the Theater in der Jozefstadt in Wien. She became the queen of the operetta and she was especially successful in operettas by Offenbach. In the following years she also played in tragedy's and in works by Anzengruber.

From 1869 until 1875 she led the Theater an der Wien together with Maximilian Steiner. In 1874 she was Rosalinde in "Der Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss. From 1881 onwards she toured extensively in the USA. She was 55 years old when she gave her last performance in Ödenburg in 1888. She settled in Klagenfurt where she died in 1903. She was buried in Klagenfurt, but later her remains were transferred to the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.

Related persons
• performed work of Anzengruber, Ludwig
• performed work of Offenbach, Jacques


The grave of Marie Geistinger at the Zentralfiedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2002)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
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Published: 18 Nov 2007
Last update: 05 Sep 2023