Malten, Therese

BORN 21 Jun 1853, Insterburg (now: Tschernjachowsk, Kaliningrad Oblast) - DIED 2 Jan 1930, Neu-Zschiere, Sachsen (near Dresden)
BIRTH NAME Müller, Therese
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Trinitatisfriedhof, Fiedlerstraße 1, Johannstadt-Nord (II O)

The soprano Therese Malten was educated in Danzig and Berlin. In 1873 she debuted in Dresden as Pamina in Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte".

In 1880 she became a chamber singer in Dresden and in 1881 she performed in London. She was most famous for her performances in opera's by Wagner, among them Kundry in "Parsifal" at the Festspiele in Bayreuth in 1882.

She lived together with the Austrian philosopher Helene von Druskowitz (1856-1918) for many years, but in 1891 she left Helene. From 1893 until her death she lived in a villa opposite Schloss Pillnitz in Kleinzschachwitz-Zschieren, near Dresden. In 1903 she left the stage.


The grave of Therese Malten at the Trinitatisfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


Mameli, Giorgio

Published: 08 Apr 2007
Last update: 16 Jan 2022