Jenny was the daughter of Katharina Ney-Segatta, also a singer. Like her sister (Karoline Denemy-Ney, 1826–1894), she was trained for the stage by her mother at an early age and performed as a “Danube woman” in Arad at the age of 15. The actual stage career began in Olomouc and continued in Brno, Ofen, Prague and Lemberg. In 1850 an engagement at the Vienna Kärntnertortheater followed . In 1853 she followed a call to Dresden and succeeded Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient at the Dresden Court Opera . She was married to the actor Emil Bürde .
In 1867 she only appeared at church concerts and worked as a singing teacher. From 1878 she was a member of the Women's Acquisition Association , which was dedicated to improving the education of girls and women and expanding women's areas of work.
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- Antonius Lux (ed.): Great women of world history. A thousand biographies in words and pictures . Sebastian Lux Verlag , Munich 1963, p. 87.
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- Erwin Angermayer (Red.): Great women in world history. A thousand biographies in words and pictures . Neuer Kaiser Verlag, Klagenfurt 1999, ISBN 3-7043-3064-7 .
- Volker Gebhardt: Women in the Opera. Big voices, big roles . Sandmann Verlag, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-938045-02-7 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German opera singer (soprano)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 21, 1824|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Graz|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 7, 1886|
|Place of death||Dresden|