Krenn, Fritz

BORN 11 Dec 1887, Wien - DIED 12 Jul 1963, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Friedhof Pötzleinsdorf, 18., Starkfriedgasse 67 (Gruppe F, Nummer 50)

Fritz Krenn studied at the Music Academy in Vienna and debuted with his baritone voice on the stage in 1917. From 1920 to 1925 he worked for the Vienna State Opera and from 1927 to 1943 he was engaged at the State Opera in Berlin.

He was in the premiere of Hindesmith´s "Neues vom Tage" under Klemperer in 1929. His best known part was Baron Ochs in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavelier" in which he appeared almost 400 times. In 1939 he was in "Fedelio" in San Francisco together with Kirsten Flagstad. He appeared several times at the Festspiele in Salzburg and also sang at Bayreuth, The Scala in Milan and Covent Garden in London.

In 1950 he debuted at the Metropolitan in New York where he appeared seven times as Ochs. During the last years of his life he lived in Vienna with his wife Louise Kornfeld. He died in 1963 and was buried at the cemetery in Pötzleinsdorf, Vienna.


The grave of Fritz Krenn at the Friedhof Pötzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2007)


Kreutzer, Rodolphe

Published: 17 Jul 2011
Last update: 11 Feb 2022