Neumann, Angelo

BORN 18 Aug 1838, Stampfen (now Stupava, Slovakia) - DIED 20 Dec 1910, Praha
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Strasnice Evangelical Cemetery, Vinohradská

Angelo Neumann was trained as an opera singer and held engagements in Berlin, Cologne, Cracow, Ödenburg, Bratislava and Gdansk. In 1862 he joined the Hofoper in Vienna where he worked until 1876. He married Pauline Mihalovits and in 1865 they had a son, Karl Eugen Neumann.

In 1876 he became managing director of the Opera in Leipzig. He became acquainted with the work of Richard Wagner and met the composer. He produced Wagner's operas in Leipzig and in 1878 he staged a full version of Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" in that city. In 1881 he staged the Ring in Berlin as well.

From Richard Wagner he bought the original stage sets and costumes that were used in Bayreuth in 1876 and in 1882 and 1883 he travelled through Europe to perform the Ring. Two months after Wagner's death in Venice he produced the Ring there at the Teatro La Fenice.

In 1885 he became artistic director of the Ständetheater in Prague which became the State Opera in its new builing. In 1887 he married the actress Johanna Buska. He worked in Prague until his death in 1910.

• Wife: Buska, Johanna (1887-1910)

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5/5/1881Creation of Wagner's "Ring" in Berlin by Angelo Neumann's company. It took place from 5-9 May. Richard and Cosima Wagner had travelled to Berlin and attended the performances. [Wagner, Cosima][Wagner, Richard]
0/3/1899Angelo Neumann performs Wagner's "Ring" in Russia. His company performed the "Ring" in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow in March and April. The young Karl Muck was the conductor and Karl Lautenschlager designed the stage set. The singers included Heinrich and Therese Vogl. Therese Vogl was later replaced by Therese Malten. [Malten, Therese][Muck, Karl][Vogl, Heinrich][Vogl, Therese][Wagner, Richard]


The grave of Angelo Neumann at the Strasnice Evangelical Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2019)


Angelo Neumann – Wikipedia

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Published: 04 Apr 2021
Last update: 26 May 2023