Georg von Hofmann

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Georg von Hofmann (born October 29, 1769 (according to other information: 1771) in Vienna ; † May 7, 1845 ibid) was an Austrian poet.

life and work

Hofmann was secretary at the Vienna Theater am Kärntnertor and, as the successor to Georg Friedrich Treitschke, an opera poet there. He translated many foreign language opera libretti into German. He wrote two poems for which Franz Schubert composed the music in 1820: Die Zauberharfe ( D 644) and Die Zwillingsbrüder (D 647). Hofmann is also said to have provided the textual basis for the alleged trial work, with which Schubert , according to Anton Schindler , applied for a position as vice conductor at the Kärntnertortheater in 1826 , which failed because of the demeanor of the prima donna Nanette Schechner . Otto Erich Deutsch describes this incident as unbelievable.



  • Ludwig and Louise, or: The 9th Thermidor (play) 1815
  • Country life (comedy) 1817
  • The hunting lodge (comedy) 1819
  • Yes! (Comedy) 1825


  • Helene (opera, music by Adalbert Gyrowetz ) 1816
  • Das Rosenhütchen (Great Magic Opera, music by Carl Blum ) 1819
  • The pages of the Duke of Vendôme (opera, music by Carl Blum ) 1820
  • The twin brothers (Posse, music by Franz Schubert) 1820
  • The magic harp (magic game with music by Franz Schubert) 1820
  • The magic spell (opera based on Carlo Gozzi's Der Rabe , music by Johann Peter Pixis ) 1822
  • The ox menu (Singspiel, music based on Joseph Haydn by Ignaz von Seyfried ) 1823
  • The pinch of tobacco, or: The cousins ​​as rivals (Singspiel) 1825
  • The Steward (Singspiel) 1825
  • Strange mood, or: You're married after all (Singspiel) 1825
  • The Robbers and the Singer (Operetta) 1830
  • Sylva, or: Die Macht des Gesangs (opera, music by Karl August Krebs ) 1830
  • Der Taucher (Romantic Opera, music by Conradin Kreutzer ) 1834



Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Otto Erich Deutsch: Schubert. The documents of his life . Bärenreiter, Kassel 1964, p. 91.
  2. ^ Anton Schindler : Memories of Franz Schubert. In: Niederrheinische Musik-Zeitung 5 (1857), pp. 73–78 and 81–85, here p. 74 ( digitized version ).
  3. Otto Erich Deutsch: Schubert. The documents of his life . Bärenreiter, Kassel 1964, p. 360 f.
  4. Die Ochsenmenuette (Seyfried, Ignaz) : Sheet music and audio files in the International Music Score Library Project
  5. The night of the ball. Great opera in 5 acts, with divertissement. After the French. edit by Josef Ritter von Seyfried and Georg Edler von Hofmann. Music by Auber. Mausberger, Vienna 1835 ( digitized versionhttp: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/1%3D~GB%3DJS1XAAAAcAAJ~IA%3D~MDZ%3D%0A~SZ%3D~double-sided%3D~LT%3D~PUR%3D ).