|ACTOR, OPERA SINGER (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 7 Feb 1820, Wien - DIED 23 Dec 1878, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 11, Nummer 9 (Ehrengrab))
Mathilde Wildauer was the daughter of the stockbroker Vinzenz Wildauer. After performing in amateur theatre she debuted in 1834 at the Burgtheater as Susette in Kotzebue's "Die Rosen des Herrn von Malesherbes". She also appeared in comedies by Eduard von Bauernfeld, Roderich Benedix and August Wilhelm Iffland. In "Das Versprechen hinterm Herd" (1848) by Alexander Baumann she played Nanderl. her appearance as Catherine in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" was a great succes.
In 1845 she first performed as a soprano at the Theater in der Jozefstadt, followed by engagements at the Theater an der Wien (1846) and at the Theater am Kärtnertor (1849). From 1851 she concentrated on opera at the Court Theatre. She had parts in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Balfe and Meyerbeer. She hardly performed outside Vienna and she left the stage in 1864 after a performance as Isabella in Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable".