Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig

BORN 2 Jul 1836, München, Bayern - DIED 21 Jul 1865, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Annenfriedhof, Chemnitzer Strasse 32 (L. 3.1-3)

Tenor who debuted in 1858 in Karlsruhe and was engaged in dresden from 1860 until 1865. He married opera singer Eugenia Malvina Garrigues on 25 Apr 1860. On 1 Feb 1861 king Ludwig II from Bavaria saw him in Darmstadt in Wagner's Lohengrin".

In 1865 in Munich he became the first Tristan in Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde". His wife was Isolde and they received 2.800 guilders for their performance. Three weeks after the fourth performance of this opera he suddenly died in Dresden. It was said that the opera had caused his death, but there is no evidence for that.

His grave at the Alter Annenfriedhof in Dresden was restored in 2015.

• Father: Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Julius, Ritter
• Wife: Garrigues, Eugenia Malvina (1860-1865)

Related persons
• was admired by Wagner, Richard

10/6/1865Premiere of Richard Wagner's "Tristan Und Isolde" in Munich. Hans von Bülow was the conductor. "Tristan und Isolde" was refused in Paris, Vienna and Karlsruhe because it would be 'impossible to perform'. The performance started at six and ended shortly before midnight. Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld was Tristan and his wife Malvina was Isolde. King Ludwig II of Bavaria was there. [Bülow, Hans von][Garrigues, Eugenia Malvina][Possart-Deinet, Anna von][Wagner, Richard]


The grave of Julius and Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld at the Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2000)


The grave of Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld and her mother in law at the Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2000)


The grave of Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld and Julius Schnorr von Carelsfeld at the Alter Annenfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2016)


Encyclopedie van de Muziek, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1959
• Marek, George R., Cosima Wagner, Ein Leben für ein Genie, Knaur, München, 1993
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Schoenhals, Albrecht

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 25 Apr 2022