Malten, the daughter of a royal Prussian government councilor, appeared for the first time at a charity concert in Marienburg at the age of four. Later, on the advice of Anton Woworsky, she received training from Richard Kahle in the subject of highly dramatic in Gdansk and Berlin . Gustav Engel took over the singing lessons .
On May 30, 1873 she made her debut as "Pamina" in the Magic Flute at the Dresden Court Opera and was only at this opera until she left the stage in 1903. Guest appearances have taken her to almost all European opera houses. Richard Wagner , who heard her in Dresden in autumn 1881 as “Senta” in the Flying Singer , invited her to his 1882 Festival in Bayreuth to let her sing Kundry in Parsifal in Bayreuth . In 1883 and 1884, King Ludwig II asked her to sing “Kundry” in separate performances.
Malten had her residence from 1893 to 1930 in Kleinzschachwitz-Zschieren near Dresden. The Therese-Malten-Villa on the banks of the Elbe (opposite Pillnitz Castle ) was built by Bruno Müller in the neo-Renaissance style. In the lavishly renovated villa there is now a small guesthouse. Therese Malten supported orphans , war victims and other needy children .
She was the long-time partner of the Austrian philosopher, literary and music critic Helene von Druskowitz .
Therese Malten died at the age of 74 and was buried in the Trinitatisfriedhof in Dresden. In Dresden, Therese-Malten-Strasse is a reminder of her. She was an honorary member of the Dresden Court Theater.
- Pamina - The Magic Flute ( Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart )
- Kundry - Parsifal (Richard Wagner)
- Elisabeth - Tannhäuser and the Singers' War on the Wartburg (Richard Wagner)
- Senta - The Flying Dutchman (Richard Wagner)
- Ludwig Eisenberg : Large biographical lexicon of the German stage in the XIX. Century . Verlag von Paul List , Leipzig 1903, p. 635 f., ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive ).
- Herrmann AL Degener : Who is it? ´, published by HA Ludwig Degener, Leipzig, 1909, p. 881
- Therese Malten in the Bavarian Musicians' Lexicon Online (BMLO)
- Therese Malten. In: FemBio. Women's biography research (with references and citations).
- Therese Malten pictures in the Manskopf Collection of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main
- Therese Malten at Operissimo on the basis of the Great Singer Lexicon
- knerger.de: Therese Malten's grave
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Müller, Therese (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German singer (soprano)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 21, 1855|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Insterburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 2, 1930|
|Place of death||Neu-Zschieren , Dresden|