8 July 1819|
Zagreb, Austrian Empire, (now Croatia)
|Died||31 May 1854
Zagreb, Austrian Empire
Lisinski was born Ignatius Fuchs to a German Jewish family. He would later change his name to Vatroslav Lisinski, which is a Croatian calque of his original name. For a time he worked as a clerk at the Tabula Banalis in Zagreb.
Lisinski composed the first Croatian opera, Love and Malice (Ljubav i zloba, 1846), which he wrote at the urging of Alberto Ognjen Štriga, and Porin (1851) as well as numerous works for orchestra, choir and soloists. The Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall is named after him.
He was also one of the founders of Illyrism, a movement that advocated the importance of Croatian and more generally South Slavic cultural heritage, as a reaction to Magyarisation during the Austro-Hungarian rule.
The international train EN 498/499 connecting Zagreb and Munich is named Lisinski.
- Beus-Richembergh, Goran. "Croatian God German" (in Croatian). Matica hrvatska. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
Vatroslav Lisinski, pravim imenom Ignaz Fuchs, bio je njemačko-židovskog podrijetla,... ("Vatroslav Lisinski, real name Ignaz Fuchs, was of German-Jewish origin, ...")
- Polimac, Nenad (2009-12-23). "Titula izdanja godine za blistavo restaurirani film" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
Prvi hrvatski operni skladatelj Vatroslav Lisinski, zapravo zvao Ignac Fuchs i bio je podrijetlom Židov. ("The first Croatian opera composer Vatroslav Lisinski, real name Ignac Fuchs was a Jew by origin.")
- Kalogjera-Brkić, Ivana (2009-07-26). "I'm not minister for the money, I already have my millions" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
Obiteljskoj lozi po očevoj strani pripada i Vatroslav Lisinski, pristaša ilirskog pokreta, pravim imenom Ignac Fuchs. ("To family line on my father's side belongs Lisinski, a supporter of the Illyrian movement, whose real name was Ignac Fuchs")
- (Croatian) Gradska groblja Zagreb: Vatroslav Lisinski - pod ilir, Mirogoj RKT-908-PAVVEL-1
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