Therese Grünbaum

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Therese Grünbaum
Born (1791-08-24)24 August 1791
Died 30 January 1876(1876-01-30) (aged 84)
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Soprano and Opera Singer
Spouse(s) Johann Christoff Grünbaum
Children Caroline Grünbaum

Therese Grünbaum (24 August 1791 – 30 January 1876) was an Austrian soprano and opera singer.

Life and career[edit]

Therese Grünbaum was born in Vienna to parents Austrian conductor and composer Wenzel Müller (1767–1835) and his second wife Magdalena Valley Reining. Therese had two sisters Caroline (1814-1868) and Ottilia (1816-1817) and two brothers Carl (b. 1815) and Joseph (b. 1816), all of whom became singers.[1] Therese studied music with her father and made her stage debut in the part of Lilli in Ferdinand Kauer's Das Donauweibchen while still a child.

In 1807 Grünbaum took a position as a singer at the Prague Theater, and in 1815 Carl Maria von Weber composed a special scene and aria for her performance of the title role of Étienne Méhul's Héléna. In 1816 she moved back to Vienna, and in 1819 at the Kärntnertor Theater, she sang Desdemona in the Viennese debut performance of Gioachino Rossini's Otello. From 1818-1828, she sang at the Court Opera in Vienna. In 1823 she created the role of Eglantine in Weber's Euryanthe. She also sang guest roles in Munich (1827) and in Berlin (1828–1830).[2]

Grünbaum married tenor Johann Christoff Grünbaum (1785–1870) in 1813 and had one daughter Caroline Grünbaum (1814-1868). After retiring from her concert career for health reasons, Grünbaum opened a music school in Berlin. She died in Berlin.


  1. ^ "Grünbaum, Therese". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Oxford Grove Book of Opera Singers: Therese Grünbaum. Oxford University Press. 2009.