Dermota, Anton

SINGER (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 4 Jun 1910, Kropa - DIED 22 Jun 1989, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 58, Nummer 371 (Ehrengrab))

Anton Dermota studied composition and organ in Ljubljana. After that he studied singing in Vienna. He debuted in Cluj in 1934. After Bruno Walter heard him in 1936 he engaged him af the Vienna State Opera. In 1937 he had his first main part in Verdi's "La Traviata". Soon he became a favourite with the public. In the same year he appeared at the Festspiele in Salzburg where he would perform until the end of the 1950s.

In 1945 he helped to rescue papers and other objects from the fire after the State Opera had been set to fire when it was bombed. In 1946 he was apppointed Wiener Kammersänger. In 1955 he appeared at the reopening of the State Opera in Beethoven's "Fidelio". He was best known for his interpretations of Mozart and Bach. When he performed sons he was often accompanied on the piano by his wife Hilda Bergeer von Weyerwald (1912-2013).

In 1977 he celebrated his furtieth anniversary at the State Opera with the title part in Hans Pfitzner's "Palestrina". He made guest appearances in London, Paris, Rome, Naples and Buenos Aires and he toured in Australia. In 1966 he obtained a professorship at the Musikhochschule in Vienna.

Related persons
• has a connection with Walter, Bruno

Images

The grave of Anton Dermota at the Hietzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)

 

Sources
Dermota, Anton
Anton Dermota (Sänger) – Wikipedia


Desbordes-Valmore, Marceline

Published: 27 Nov 2021
Last update: 20 Apr 2022