Peter Josef von Lindpaintner

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Peter Josef von Lindpaintner.
Portrait by Josef Kriehuber.

Peter Josef von Lindpaintner (8 December 1791 – 21 August 1856) was a German composer and conductor.

Born in Koblenz as the son of a tenor, he studied with Peter Winter and Joseph Graetz. From 1819 onwards he was based in Stuttgart. Some of his early operas were Singspiele, but under the influence of Carl Maria von Weber his interest shifted to romantic opera.

His best known[citation needed] opera Der Vampyr has similarities with Weber's Der Freischütz and the later operas of Richard Wagner.[clarification needed]

He died in Nonnenhorn on Lake Constance in Bavaria.

Works[edit]

Operas[edit]

Opus Title Genre Sub­divisions Libretto Première date Place, theatre
20 Demophoon opera seria 3 acts Ignaz Franz Castelli 29 January 1811 Munich
94 Der blinde Gärtner, oder Die blühende Aloë Singspiel 1 act August von Kotzebue 10 July 1813 or 21 November 1815 Munich, Isartortheater
143 Die Pflegekinder Singspiel 2 acts Karl Thienemann 1812 or 19 November 1814 Munich, Isartortheater
148 Die Prinzessin von Cacambo komische Oper 3 acts August von Kotzebue 1814 or 2 March 1815 Munich, Isartortheater
151 Die Sternkönigin or: Das Sternenmädchen romantisch-komisches Volksmärchen 2 acts J. A. Voß 13 July or September 1815 Munich, Isartortheater
162 Das Christusbild, oder Kunstsinn und Liebe Singspiel 2 acts May/June 1816 Stuttgart?
163 Hans Max Giesbrecht von der Humpenburg oder Die neue Ritterzeit Singspiel 1 act August von Kotzebue May or 6 June 1816 Munich, Isartortheater
168 Pervonte, oder Die Wünsche komisches Oper 3 acts Lindpaintner, after a tale by Christoph Martin Wieland June or 14 August 1816 Munich, Isartortheater
203 Die Rosenmädchen Singspiel 3 acts Lindpaintner and August von Kotzebue, after Emmanuel Théaulon 3 June 1818 Vienna, Theater an der Wien
225 Timantes (revision of Demophoon) große heroische Oper 3 acts Franz Xaver Hiemer 22 January 1820 Stuttgart, Hof
231 Sulmona Oper 3 acts Lindpaintner and Hiemer, after Christoph Friedrich Bretzner 11 April 1823 Stuttgart, Hof
235 Der Bergkönig romantische Oper 3 acts Karl Hanisch 30 January 1825 Stuttgart, Hof
260 Der Vampyr romantische Oper 3 acts Cäsar Max Heigel 21 September 1828 Stuttgart, Hof
268 Die Amazone, oder Der Frauen und der Liebe Sieg Oper 3 acts Ludwig Robert 28 September 1831 Stuttgart, Hof
275 Die Bürgschaft große Oper 3 acts Friedrich Ludwig Carl Biedenfeld, after Friedrich Schiller's poem "Die Bürgschaft" 28 September 1834 Stuttgart, Hof
284 Die Macht des Liedes komische Oper 3 acts Ignaz Franz Castelli 13 March 1836 Stuttgart, Hof
295 Die Genueserin große romantische Oper 2 acts Carl Philipp Berger 8 February 1839 Vienna, Theater am Kärntnertor
332 Die sicilianische Vesper große romantische Oper 4 acts Heribert Rau 6 or 10 May 1843 Stuttgart
364 Lichtenstein große Oper 5 acts Franz Dingelstedt, after Wilhelm Hauff's novel Lichtenstein 26 August 1846 Stuttgart
446 Giulia, oder die Corsen Oper 4 acts August Lewald 20 November 1853 Stuttgart
481 Libella Oper 2 acts composed in 1855, but unperformed

Bibliography[edit]

  • R. Hänsler: Peter Lindpaintner als Opernkomponist. Dis. Munich 1928
  • R. Nägele: Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner: sein Leben, sein Werk. Tutzing 1993
  • R. Nägele: Peter von Lindpaintner — Briefe. complete edition (1809–1856), Göttingen 2001

References[edit]

  • Brown, Clive (1992), 'Lindpaintner, Peter Josef von' in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7

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