Genast, Eduard

SINGER, ACTOR, THEATRE DIRECTOR, DRAMATIST, NOVELIST (GERMANY)
BORN 15 Jul 1797, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 3 Aug 1866, Wiesbaden, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof) (eastern wall)

Son of Anton Genast. He had a bass-baritone voice and in 1814 he debuted as Osmin in Weimar. From 1818 to 1828 he worked in Leipzig. He married the singer Karoline Christine Böhler and they had five children.

After a short time in Magdeburg he obtained an engagement for life in Weimar in 1829. From 1833 to 1851 he was the director of opera's in Weimar. In 1864 he left the theatre, but he continued owrking as a composer until his death in 1866 in the house of his daughter Doris Raff.

Family
• Father: Genast, Anton

Related persons
• was a friend of Liszt, Franz

Sources
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Genast
• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996

Images

The grave of Anton Genast at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)

 


Genelli, Bonaventura

Published: 18 Nov 2017
Last update: 18 Nov 2017