Illiard, Eliza

BORN 25 Mar 1905, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 8 Jul 1969, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Pieper, Elisabeth
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berliner Straße 81-103 (C11-1-1/3)

The soprano Eliza Illiard (born Elisabeth Pieper in Cologne) worked at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim under Herbert Maisch from 1932 to 1934. In 1933 she was the first Fiakir-Milli in Richard Strauss' "Arabella" in Dresden. Several important parts in Berlin followed. She also appeared in movies between 1934 and 1941.

She married the composer, conductor and publisher Will Meisel and she was the first who interpreted his "Lach mein Herz". They had two sons, Peter (1935) and Thomas (1940).

• Husband: Meisel, Will (1935-1967)


The grave of Will Meisel at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)


Eliza Illiard – Wikipedia

Illington-Bowes, Margaret

Published: 11 Jan 2013
Last update: 14 Feb 2022