Léon, Victor

LIBRETTIST, DIRECTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 4 Jan 1858, Szenitz - DIED 23 Feb 1940, Wien
REAL NAME Hirschfeld, Victor Léon
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 12, Nummer 70/71/72)

Victor Léon was born Victor Léon Hirschfeld. He studied philosophy in Augsburg and Vienna and attended the Conservatory in Vienna. He worked as a journalist and published the magazine "Die Hausfrau" from 1877 to 1884.

Under the name of Victor Léon he had started writing librettos and in 1878 his "Falsche Fährte" was staged at the Sulkowsky theatre in Vienna. It wasn't until 1897 that "Der Opernball" made him famous. "Wiener Blut" and "Die Lustige Witwe" followed. For a long time he worked as a dramaturge at the Deutschen Volkstheater in Vienna. He worked with the famous operatta composers Lehár and Johann Strauss (the younger) and wrote 75 librettos.

He was married to Ottilie Propper and in 1907 their daughter Lizzy married the actor Hubert Marischka. Victor Léon died in Vienna in 1940.

Family
• Daughter: Léon, Lizzy

Related persons
• was a friend of Bahr, Hermann
• cooperated with Lehár, Franz
• is grandparent of Marischka, Franz
• cooperated with Strauss, Johann (The Younger)

Images

The grave of Victor Léon, Lizzy Léon and Franz Marischka at the Hietzinger Friedhof, vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)

 

Sources
Victor Léon – Wikipedia


Leopold Ferdinand of Habsburg-Toscane, Archduke of Austria

Published: 25 Jan 2020
Last update: 25 Jan 2020