She was born in the Jewish community of Irsa, now in Hungary, and her father was Moritz Goldstein, a hazzan of Irsa. She attracted much attention in the chorus of the Hungarian National Theatre at Budapest.
Trained by Professor Proch, she made her first appearance in 1858 as Fidès in Meyerbeer's Le prophète, in the court opera-house of Vienna, where she delighted her audiences with her beautiful mezzo-soprano voice.
Until 1873, Csillag belonged to the cast of the Vienna Royal Opera House, and was a general favorite. On her tours also she met with much success.
When her voice was beginning to deteriorate, she became a singing teacher at the Vienna Conservatoire. She died in Vienna.
- Fidès in Le prophète, Meyerbeer
- Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini
- Lucrezia in Lucrezia Borgia, Gaetano Donizetti
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "Csillag, Rosa". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
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