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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Birth: Jul. 2, 1836
Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Jul. 21, 1865
Dresden
Dresdener Stadtkreis
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany

Opera Singer. A noted dramatic tenor, he is remembered as the creator of the title lead in Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde". The son of a respected painter, he was drawn to music from an early age and studied voice at the Leipzig Conservatory. Ludwig made his 1854 operatic bow in a small role at Karlsruhe, where he was to meet the somewhat older soprano Malvina Garrigues. He took on larger parts in Bellini's "Norma", Weber's "Die Freischutz, and other fare, became a principal tenor in 1858, and married Malvina in 1860. The couple moved-on to Dresden where Ludwig earned praise in leider and oratorio while also being was heard as the title heroes of both Wagner's "Lohengrin" and "Tannhauser". The great composer met Ludwig and Malvina in 1862 and was to hire them for the only partially successful June 10, 1865, Munich world premiere of "Tristan und Isolde". Ludwig was to give his final performance as Erik in Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" on July 9, 1865; he died of a stroke, probably brought on by excessive weight, six weeks later, after which Malvina quit the stage. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Alter Annenfriedhof
Dresden
Dresdener Stadtkreis
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
 
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