Possart-Deinet, Anna von

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

The soprano Anna Deinet was a pupil of Elise Seebach and started her career in Wiesbaden and Bremen. After a successful performance in Munich she was engaged at the Hoftheater in that city in 1863. There she worked for the rest of her career and there met the actor Ernst von Possart. they started a relationship in the mid 1860s. On 10 Jun 1865 she was the first Brangäne in Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde". In 1868 she married Von Possart. On 26 Jun 1870 she created the role of Helmwige in Wagner's "Die Walküre".

In 1875 her daughter Ernestine von Possart was born. Anna continued her careeer successfully until she retired on 31 Aug 1878. After that she worked as a singing teacher and emma Kirch-Moerdes was one of her pupils. In 1883 she divorced Von Possart, but after a reconciliation they married again in New York in 1888.

• Husband: Possart, Ernst von (1868-1919)

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][Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig][Wagner, Richard]
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, Camille][Vogl, Heinrich][Vogl, Therese][Wagner, Richard]


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


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• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Anna Deinet – Wikipedia

Poulbot, Francisque

Published: 02 Nov 2008
Last update: 27 Apr 2024