Gluck, Christoph Willibald [original burial site] b. July 2, 1714 d. November 15, 1787 Composer. He reformed opera in the 1700s. Gluck eliminated the mere display of brilliant singing that had previously dominated the genre, and tried to achieve a unified balance between music and drama. He used the orchestra instead of the traditional harpsichord to accompany the vocalists, which provided greater opportunity to develop an opera's dramatic possibilities. And he stressed the importance of the composer's wishes, rather than the whims of star singers, in deciding how an...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Sandrock, Adele b. August 19, 1863 d. August 30, 1937 Actress. She was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She began her career on stage, where triumphed around the world. In 1911, she debuted in cinema with the film "Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volke." From here to her death, she worked in more than 100 roles. She is also remembered in "Manolescus Memoiren" (1920), "Lady Hamilton" (1921), "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" (1922), "Lucrezia Borgia" (1922), "Fräulein Else" (1929), "Der Kongress Tanzt" (1931) and "Der Favorit der Kaiserin" (1936). She died in...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria Plot: Family grave.
Vogl, Johann Michael b. August 10, 1768 d. November 19, 1840 Opera Singer. A lead baritone at the Vienna Opera, he sang the role of Pizarro in the revised, successful version of Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" (1814). In 1817 Vogl met Franz Schubert and became his first great champion; over the next decade he introduced hundreds of that composer's songs in fashionable salons throughout Austria. He also used his influence to secure a staging of Schubert's opera "The Twin Brothers" (1820) and sang both title roles. Having resigned from the Opera in 1822...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria