Johanna Loisinger

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Johanna Loisinger, ca. 1890–1900
Johanna Loisinger with her two children, ca. 1894

Johanna Maria Louise Loisinger (1865–1951), was an Austrian actress, pianist, and soprano opera singer, She was born on 18 April 1865 in Preßburg, Austria (today Bratislava), the daughter of John Loisinger and Maria Meier.

After she had completed her singing studies, Loisinger sang in Prague, Troppau (today Opava), Linz, and at the court theatre in Darmstadt. She was a well known singer of the works of Mozart.

Loisinger married Prince Alexander of Battenberg (1857–1893) on 6 February 1889 in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France. The prince had resigned from the Bulgarian throne in 1886 and had assumed the style of Count von Hartenau, so Loisinger became the Countess von Hartenau. The couple settled in Graz, Austria, and had two children, Assen Ludwig Alexander (1890–1965) and Marie Therese Vera Zvetana (1893–1935). After her husband's early death, she moved to Vienna, where she was an active patron of musical organisations. Among other posts, she was president of the Vienna Symphony.

Loisinger died on 20 July 1951 in Vienna. She was buried on St. Leonhard Cemetery in Graz, Austria, where her daughter Zvetana was previously buried.[1][2]