Possart-Deinet, Anna von

OPER SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 22 Feb 1843, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen - DIED 18 Aug 1919, München, Bayern
REAL NAME Deinet, Anna Caroline
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (31-01-30)

Anna Deinet was a pupil of Elise Seebach and started her career i Wiesbaden and Bremen. After a successfull performance in Munich she was engaged at the Hoftheater in that city. There she met the actor Ernst von Possart, whom she married in 1868.

She had a successful career until she retired on 1 Aug 1878. In 1883 she divorced Von Possart, but in 1888 they married again in New York.

Family
• Husband: Possart, Ernst von (1868-)

Events
26/6/1870Premiere of Wagner's "Die Walküre" at the Hoftheater in Munich. Wagner wanted to stage it in 1871, but Ludwig II of Bavaria was the legal owner of the piece and didn't want to wait. Wüllner was the conductor and Joachim, Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Liszt were in the audience. Wagner wasn't there and Ludwig also stayed away. He had decided to wait for the second performance so that he would be able to see "Das Rheingold", that would be staged again during the summer, and "Die Walküre" in the right order. [Bausewein, Kaspar][Brahms, Johannes][Joachim, Joseph][Liszt, Franz][Saint-Saëns, Charles Camille][Vogl, Heinrich][Vogl, Therese][Wagner, Richard]

Images

The grave of Ernst and Anna von Possart at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Jan 1997)

 

Sources
• Blunt, Wilfrid, The Dream King, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1973
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983


Poulbot, Francisque

Published: 02 Nov 2008
Last update: 07 Feb 2021