Diez, Ernst Friedrich

BORN 17 Mar 1805, Waldkirch, Baden - DIED 1892, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (04-08-57)

Ernst Diez was the son of a civil servant in Waldkirch, Breisgau. By the time he was ten years old he sang in the choir of the church. In 1825 he was sent to Vienna where he became a student of Conradin Kreutzer. He debuted in 1826 in Kreutzer's opera "Die Lustige Werbung". In 1826 he was engaged at the theatre in Pressburg and in 1828 he was contracted in Triest. He moved on to Berlin in 1829 and the Hoftheater in Mannheim.

In 1837 he was engaged at the Hoftheater in Munich, where he married his second wife, the singer Sophie Hartmann, in 1841. In 1849 he performed at the Hoftheater for the last time and after that he worked as teacher and master of the choir at the Hofkapelle in Munich. In 1868 he retired from public life. In 1892 he died in Munich and he was buried beside his wife who had died five years before him.

• Wife: Diez-Hartmann, Sophie (1841-1887, München)


The grave of Friedrich and Sophie Diez at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


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Published: 10 Jan 2015
Last update: 19 Nov 2023