Milde-Agthe, Rosa von

BORN 25 Jun 1827, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 25 Jan 1906, Weimar, Thüringen
BIRTH NAME Agthe, Rosalie
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten

Rosa von Milde was the daughter of the musician Friedrich Wilhelm Aghte (1796-1830), who gave her piano lessons. She studied singing for three years under Franz Götze (1814-1888). On 9 June 1845 she first appeared on the stage in Weimar as Amina in Bellini's "La sonnambula". In 1848 she was engaged at the Hoftheater in Weimar and there she debuted in Spohr's opera "Jessonda". In 1850 she sang the part of Elsa of Brabant at the premiere of Richard Wagner's "Lohengrin" in Weimar.

She married the opera singer Hans Feodor von Milde in 1851. they had two sons and adopted a daughter, Natalie von Milde (1850-1906). She often appeared with her husband in operas. In 1867 she left the stage after disagreements with Franz von Dingelstedt. She became a singing teacher and worked for the Music School in Weimar from 1876 onwards. She died in 1906 in Weimar.

• Son: Milde, Rudolf von
• Husband: Milde, Hans Feodor von (1851-1899)

Related persons
• quarreled with Dingelstedt, Franz
• adopted Milde, Nathalie von

28/8/1850Premiere of the opera "Lohengrin" by Richard Wagner in Weimar conducted by Franz Liszt. Richard Wagner had finished the opera early in 1848 but after his revolutionary activities he had been forced to leave Dresden in 1849. Liszt staged the opera in Weimar. Wagner was in exile at the time and couldn't attend. The opera was a success although the lead tenor Karl Beck disappointed. [Liszt, Franz][Milde, Hans Feodor von][Wagner, Richard]


The grave of Hans Feodor von Milde and Rosa von Milde-Aghte at the Historischer Friedhof, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2020)


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Published: 30 Aug 2020
Last update: 23 Jan 2023