Osten, Eva von der

BORN 19 Aug 1881, Helgoland - DIED 5 May 1936, Tharandt, Sachsen: Kurort Hartha, Talmühlenstraße 49
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Johannisfriedhof, Wehlener Strasse 13, Tolkewitz (3 H)

Famous German soprano Eva von der Osten was the daughter of the actors Emil von der Osten (1847-1905) and Rosa von der Osten-Hildebrandt (1850-1911). She debuted in 1902 at the Hofoper in Dresden as Page Urbain in Meyerbeer's "Hugenotten". Until the end of her career she was engaged at the Hofoper. In 1911 she married the singer Friedrich Plaschke, but the marriage ended in a divorce.

On January 26th, 1911 she was the first Octavian at the premiere of Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier". She performed the same part in The Hague (1911) and London (1913). She frequently made guest appearances at the Komischen Oper in Berlin and also gave guest performances in Brussels, Paris, London and Boston. In 1923 she toured in the USA with the German Opera Company as Isolde in "Tristan und Isolde" and as Sieglinde in "Die Walküre". In 1930 she left the stage as an actress, but she continued working as a director at the Staatsoper in Dresden. In 1933 she directed the premiere of "Arabella" by Richard Strauss. Shortly afterwards she suffered a stroke that damaged her health permanently.

She was buried at the Johannisfriedhof in Dresden. Her sister Vally von der Osten, a well known soprano, was buried in the same grave.

• Mother: Osten-Hildebrandt, Rosa von der
• Sister: Osten, Vally von der

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Osten, Vally von der

26/1/1911Première of "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss at the Hofoper in Dresden. Hugo von Hofmannsthal wrote the libretto and Margarethe Siems was Marschallin. Ernst von Schuch was the conductor. Eva von der Osten, Karl Scheidemantel, Karl Perron, Minnie Nast and Elisa Stünzner were among the singers. [Hofmannsthal, Hugo von][Scheidemantel, Karl][Strauss, Richard]


The grave of Eva von der Osten and Vally von der Osten at the Johannisfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


Eva von der Osten


Eva von der Osten aus "Dämon".
Picture by Hahn Hachel, Dresden


Osten, Vally von der

Published: 13 Jan 2008
Last update: 16 Jan 2022