Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig

BORN 2 Jul 1836, München - DIED 21 Jul 1865, Dresden
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-)

Related persons
• was admired by Wagner, Richard

Encyclopedie van de Muziek, 1959
• Marek, George R., Cosima Wagner, Ein Leben für ein Genie, Knaur, München, 1993


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)


Schoenhals, Albrecht

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 28 May 2016