Brandt, Caroline

BORN c1793, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 23 Feb 1852, Dresden, Sachsen
BIRTH NAME Brandt, Caroline Elisabeth Antoinette
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54

Caroline Brandt was the daughter of the violinist Christoph Hermann Joseph Brandt and the actress Sophia Henrietta Brandt. She entered the stage in 1808, but left it to be educated in Ballenstedt from 1811 and 1813. She returned to Bonn after her father lost his job at the electoral chapel in Bonn because it was abolished. During the next years she worked in Altenburg, Erfurt, Gera, Naumburg an der Saale, Rudoldtadt, Coburg and Sankt Gallen. From 1809 to 1813 she held a permanent engagement at the theatre in Frankfurt am Main. There she performed the title role of Carl Maria von Weber's "Silvana" at its premiere on 16/09/1810.

In 1813 she went to the Ständetheater in Prague where Von Weber was the opera director at the time. Her appearance in the opera "Cendrillon" in 1814 was a success. On 04/07/1817 she married Von Weber. She followed him to Dresden and ended her career. Tyey had three children, including Max Maria von Weber (1822-1881). Von Weber died in 1826. Caroline lived until 1852 and died in Dresden.

• Son: Weber, Max Maria von
• Husband: Weber, Carl Maria von (1817-1826)

16/9/1810Premiere of Von Weber's "Silvana" in Frankfurt am Main. The librettto was written by Franz Karl Hiemer. It was meant to be staged in Stuttgart but Von Weber was banised from Württemberg in February 1810. He was forced to stay in Mannheim but friends helped him to stage the opera in Frankfurt am Main. He conducred the premiere himself. His former lady friend Margarethe Lang was Mechthilde and his future wife Carline Brandt was Silvana. Further performers were Eduard Berthold and Otto Morhardt. [Weber, Carl Maria von]


The grave of Carl Maria von Weber at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


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Published: 06 Oct 2021
Last update: 16 Jan 2022