Lehmann, Marie

SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 14 May 1851, Hamburg - DIED 9 Dec 1931, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 1 (Abt. 31 - 35) (Ehrengrab))

Coloratura soprano Marie Lehmann was the younger sister of the famous singer Lillii Lehmann. She was educated by her mother Maria Theresia Löw and she studied in Hamburg. She debuted in 1867 Leipzig as Ännchen in Weber's "Freischutz". In 1869 she had an illegitimate daughter, Hedwig Helbig. From 1871 to 1873 she worked in Hamburg and from 1873 to 1878 in Cologne.

When the first stone for the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth was laid in 1872 she sang the soprano solo part of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. She was Wellgunde in the first performance of Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" in Bayreuth on 13 August 1876. She sang the part of Wellgunde and Lilli was Woglinde. The next day they were valkyries in "Die Walküre" and on 17 August Marie was Wellgunde in "Gotterdämmerung".

From 1878 to 1879 she worked in Breslau and from 1879 to 1882 at the German Theatre in Prague. From 16 Jul 1882 to 14 Jul 1896 she was a member of the Hofoper in Vienna. She died in 1931 in Berlin.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Lehmann, Lilli

Events
13/8/1876Premiere of Wagner's "Ring" in Bayreuth starting with "Das Rheingold". It was performed from August 13th to August 17th. "Das Rheingold" had its premiere in Munich in 1869, but this time the entire "Ring" was performed. Many illiustrious persons were present, among them Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany and King Ludwig II of Bavaria. On the 13th "Das Rheingold" was performed. Among the singers were Franz Betz, Heinrich Vogl, Friederike Grün, Marie Haupt, Eugen Gura, Georg Unger, Louise Jaide, Karl Hill, Max Schlosser, Albert Eilers, Franz von Reichenberg, Lilli Lehmann, Marie Lehmann and Minna Lammert. [Friedrich-Materna, Amalie][Lehmann, Lilli][Richter, Hans][Vogl, Heinrich][Wagner, Richard][Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany]
14/8/1876Wagner's "Die Walküre" performed in Bayreuth as second part of the full "Ring". Hans Richter was the conductor. Among the singers were Albert Niemann, Josephine Schefsky, Franz Betz, Friederike Grün, Amelie Materna, Marie Haupt, Lilli Lehmann, Marie Lehmann, Luise Kaide, Johanna Jachmann-Wagner, Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann and Minna Lammert. [Friedrich-Materna, Amalie][Lehmann, Lilli][Niemann, Albert][Richter, Hans][Wagner, Richard]
17/8/1876Premiere of Wagner's "Götterdämmerung" in Bayreuth as the fourth part of his "Ring". Hans Richter was the conductor. The singers were George Unger, Amalie Materna, Eugen Gura, Mathilde Weckerlin, Gustav Siehr, Kal Hill, Luise Jade, Jahanna Jachmann-Wagner, Josephine Schefsky, Friederike Grün, Lilli Lehmann, Marie Lehmann and Minna Lammert. [Friedrich-Materna, Amalie][Lehmann, Lilli][Richter, Hans][Wagner, Richard]

Images

The grave of Lilli Lehmann at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by androom (24 Aug 2006)

 

Sources
MAY 14 CLASSICALmanac™ 'today in classical music'
Das Rheingold – Wikipedia
Die Walküre - Wikipedia
Götterdämmerung - Wikipedia


Lehmbruck, Wilhelm

Published: 29 Apr 2018
Last update: 25 Jan 2022