A Vienna soprano buries her husband

A Vienna soprano buries her husband


norman lebrecht

March 21, 2014

The Staatsoper was cast in gloom today as Genia Kühmeier attended the funeral of her husband, Martin Siebzehnriebl, who died on March 14 after a severe illness.

The Austrian soprano has been obliged over recent weeks to cancel international engagements. Colleagues and admirers may wish to send condolences to her Facebook page.  Our sympathies to the artist and her family. We will intrude no more on private grief.


  • Forty-four years old. Dreadful. My deepest condolences.

  • camilla says:

    Deepest sympathy for your loss.