Reicher-Kindermann, Hedwig

BORN 15 Jul 1853, München, Bayern - DIED 2 Jun 1883, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
CAUSE OF DEATH peritonitis
GRAVE LOCATION Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Cimitero Sant'Anna, Via dell'Istria (Campo I, opposite the wall (Wannieck-Scarpa-Fonda family tomb))

Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann was the daughter of the bariton August Kindermann, whose four children all became opera singers. She debuted in 1871 at the opera in Karlsruhe and in the same year she appeared at the Court Opera in Munich as the Countess in her father's friend Lortzing's "Wildschütz". Soon she performed in Berlin as well. She married the actor Emanuel Reicher in 1875. In 1876 she sang the part of Grimgerde at the Bayreuth Festival. Engagements in Hamburg, Vienna, Berlin and Wiesbaden followed. In Vienna she appeared in Italian operas at the Court Opera.

From 1880 she worked for the Opera in Leipzig. Clara Schumann wrote on 30 January 1881 to her daughter Marie how much she had enjoyed her performance. Reicher-Kindermann joined Angelo Neumann's wandering Wagner theatre group in September 1882 and she appeared in London in Wagner's "Ring". In Brussels she fell seriously ill. Soon afterwards she joined the tour of the group in Italy, where she sang the part of Erda in Trieste. But a fever prevented her from singing Brünhilde. She did sing in "Gotterdämmerung" on 21 May but after that she broke down. She died in Triest on 2 June 1883 and was buried there at the Cimitero Sant'Anna.

• Husband: Reicher, Emanuel (1875-) (divorce or separation)

Related persons
• was sculpted by Lehnert, Adolf
• cooperated with Neumann, Angelo
• performed work of Wagner, Richard

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][Lehmann, Marie][Niemann, Albert][Richter, Hans][Wagner, Richard]
24/1/1878First performance of Wagner's "Ring" in Vienna starting with "Das Rheingold". Like in Bayreuth in 1876 the conductor was Hans Richter. [Richter, Hans][Wagner, Richard]


The grave of Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann at the Cimitero Sant'Anna in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2022)


The grave of Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann at the Cimitero Sant'Anna in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2022)


Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann
Das Rheingold – Wikipedia
Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann – Wikipedia
Die Walküre - Wikipedia

Reichlin, Fee von

Published: 30 Sep 2022
Last update: 26 May 2023