Maria Jeritza

Opera singer

1887 – 1982

 Credit »
38

Who was Maria Jeritza?

Maria Jeritza was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname the Moravian thunderbolt.

Jeritza was born in Brno. In 1910, she made her debut as Elsa, in Wagner's Lohengrin, at Olomouc. The Emperor Franz Josef heard her and immediately orderded that she be offered a contract at the Imperial Hofoper, Vienna. She created the roles of Blanchefleur in Kienzl's opera Der Kuhreigen, Ariadne in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, the Empress in his Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Marie/Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt, which was also the role in which she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera on 19 November 1921.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Oct 6, 1887
Brno
Also known as
  • Marie Jedličková
  • The Moravian Thunderbolt
  • Maria Jedlickova
  • Missi Jeritsa
  • Marie Jeritza
  • Mizzi Jeritza
Spouses
Nationality
  • Austria
Profession
Lived in
  • Brno
Died
Jul 10, 1982
Orange

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Maria Jeritza." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 5 Dec. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/maria_jeritza>.

Discuss this Maria Jeritza biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net