Dovsky, Beatrice

NOVELIST, POET, ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 14 Nov 1866, Wien - DIED 18 Jul 1923, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 20, Nummer 93 (Gruft))

Beatrice Dovsky was the author of short stories and fairy tales like "Der Wiener Fratz" (1903/1904), "Lady Godiva" (1910) and "Die Gnä Frau". She also appeared on the stage as a soubrette at the Raimundtheater in Vienna. On 7 November 1905 her play "Der Alte Herr" was staged at the Bürgertheater in Vienna. She is best known for writing the libretto for the opera "Mona Lisa" by Max von Schillings. It was written in 1913 after the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci was found in Florence after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911. The opera was staged in September 1915 a the State Opera in Stuttgart.

Images

The grave of Beatrice Dovsky at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
• Rechnitz, Stefan, Grabstätten Berühmter Männer und Frauen, Eind Rundgang durch die Wiener Vorstadtfriedhöfe, Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien, 1948
Beatrice Dovsky – Wikipedia


Doyle, Arthur Conan

Published: 27 Nov 2021
Last update: 03 Apr 2022