Irene von Chavanne
Irene Edle von Chavanne, born as the daughter of the kk major i. R. Joseph Ludwig Edler von Chavanne (born December 6, 1806 in Olmütz / Olomouc; † October 25, 1887 in Graz) from his second marriage to Juliana Edlen von Krisch (born January 20, 1831 in Graz on July 5, 1862) Teschen; † March 23, 1903 in Dresden), was supposed to be a pianist, but her piano teacher WA Rémy discovered her vocal talent and advised her to study singing. Then she received her education, financed by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, at the Conservatory of the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna with Johannes Ress . She then studied in Paris with Désirée Artôt de Padilla and in Dresden with Adeline de Paschalis Souvestre. She made her debut in April 1885 at the Royal Opera of Dresden , where she sang until the end of her career in 1915. She was also made an honorary member of the opera.
On December 9, 1905, she sang the role of Herodias in the world premiere of Salome by Richard Strauss . Other roles included Adriano ( Rienzi ), Amneris ( Aida ), Fidès ( Le prophète ), Azucena ( Il trovatore ) and Dalila ( Samson et Dalila ).
She died in Dresden in 1938. Her grave is in the Old Catholic Cemetery .
- Adolph Kohut : The Dresden Court Theater in the Present . E. Pierson's Publishing House. Dresden & Leipzig 1888, p. 219 f., ( Digitized version ).
- Ludwig Eisenberg : Large biographical lexicon of the German stage in the XIX. Century . Verlag von Paul List , Leipzig 1903, p. 154, ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive ).
- Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 1, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1957, p. 142. (PDF; 175 kB) In:
|SURNAME||Chavanne, Irene von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian opera singer (alto)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 18, 1863|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Graz|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 26, 1938|
|Place of death||Dresden|