IN   THE  FAMILY

Richard Fricsay sen.
 1867 - 1945

Richard Fricsay jun.
 1888 - 1960
Livia Dobay
 1912 - 2002
100th Birthday
Rita Schuler
 1933 - 2006
Andras Fricsay
 born 1942
Ferenc von Szita
 born 1969

Franz Lehár and Livia Dobay photographed after the first-night performance of  "Giuditta"
  I. Dobrowen conducted  "La Bohème" Gusztáv Ohlá had great telent in  nebst Bühnen- und Kostümbildner auch Regisseur, Pianist und Architekt   Livie Dobay in her favourite role as "Butterfly"  with H. Roswaenge  A particularly sensitive partner was Alessandro Ziliani

           The most interesting personalities of cooperation  during Livia Dobay's career were:

        Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) the greatest composer of the most famous operettas as "Giuditta",
        "Die lustige Wirwe", "Der Graf von Luxemburg" and "Das Land des Lächelns"

        Issay Dobrowen (1891 - 1953) Norwegian conductor, composer and pianist of Russian origin, 
        co-founder of the London Symphony Orchestra

        Guzstáv Oláh (1901 - 1956) He was called  the "magician of the opera stage" because of his unique
        stage sets, outfits and management performances. He worked as well in Verona as in Budapest,
        Munich and at the Milan Scala. Conductors like Otto Klemperer, S.Failoni and F.Fricsay treasured the         cooperation enormously  

        Helge Roswaenge (1897 - 1972) Swedish tenor with a phenomenal various role spectrum. With nearly
        100 acting jobs and his brilliant voice he was appreciated as one of the most important tenors

        Alessandro Ziliani (1906 - 1977) of this Italian tenor still today many of his musik recordings can be
        found.Some of his partners on stage were Maria Cebotari, Maria Callas, Anna Rosza. He is also re-
        garded as a mentor and adviser of Luciano Pavarotti.

        Ferenc Fricsay (1914 - 1962) L. Dobay and F. Fricsay were students at the Budapest Academy of Music
        at he same period and they received their diploma  the same day during the chairmanship of Richard
        Fricsay sen.  Later they worked together at the  Opera House of Budapest


Livia Dobay singing Franz Léhár's  "Lustige Witwe" 

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