Reissiger, Carl Gottlieb

BORN 31 Jan 1798, Belzig (near Wittenberg) - DIED 7 Nov 1859, Dresden
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Trinitatisfriedhof, Fiedlerstra▀e 1, Johannstadt-Nord (III M)

Son of the cantor of Belzig. He visited the Thomasschule in Leipzig where he was a pupil of Peter von Winter. In 1821 he went to Vienna to be taught by Antonio Salieri. After he finished his studies he travelled through France and Italy (1824-1825).

In 1826 he became musical director of the Opera in Dresden and in 1828 he succeeded Carl Maria von Weber as Kapellmeister of the Court in Dresden, holding this office until his death. Also in 1828 he married Marie Stobwasser. He mostly wrote vocal music, but also nine opera's. In 1842 he conducted the premiere of Richard Wagner's "Rienzi", with Wilhelmine Schr÷der-Devrient as Adriano and Joseph Tichatschek as Rienzi.

Among his pupils was Hermann Behrens. Joachim Raff was a close friend during Raff's last years in Dresden.

Related persons
• was pupil to Salieri, Antonio

1842/10/20: Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera "Rienzi" in Dresden
It was a huge succes. Wilhelmine Schr÷der-Devrient was Adriano and Joseph Tichatschek was Rienzi.

Dresden - Dresden Reisef├╝hrer


The grave of Carl Gottlieb Reissiger at the Trinitatisfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


Reissinger, Gertrud

Published: 1 Aug 2008
Last update: 27 Jul 2012