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 Franz von Suppe

Franz von Suppe

Birth
Split, Grad Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
Death 21 May 1895 (aged 76)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot Group 32 A, Number 31
Memorial ID 1285 · View Source
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Composer. He was one of the founders of Viennese operetta, attaining a position in Austria comparable to that of Jacques Offenbach in France. Suppe wrote over 200 compositions for the stage, including 30 operettas, farces, and incidental music. Nearly all these works have slipped into oblivion, but some of their sparkling overtures have survived and remain popular as light music, especially "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" (1844), "Poet and Peasant" (1846), and "Light Cavalry" (1866). In the United States, Suppe's music is probably best known for its frequent appearance on the soundtracks of old Hollywood movies and cartoons. Suppe was born in Split, Dalmatia, of Italian and Belgian descent. His real name was Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Suppe-Demelli. He spent most of his life in Vienna and was Kapellmeister of the prestigious Theatre an der Wien from 1845 to 1862. Suppe was also a noted vocalist and sang bass roles in some of his early operettas.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1285
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franz von Suppe (18 Apr 1819–21 May 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1285, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .