Eggerth and Kiepura come to rest in Vienna

Eggerth and Kiepura come to rest in Vienna


norman lebrecht

October 04, 2020

The estate of Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura has been placed  in the Center of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

The singer couple were forced to flee the city in March 1938, finding refuge in the USA.


  • Edward Rothberg says:

    A grey Sunday morning in Paris, this was so unexpected and I am so grateful for it. As I am for Slipped Disc. Thank you, Mr. Lebrecht.

  • The View from America says:

    It’s a fitting end of the story — history coming full circle. is the perfect place for these artifacts to find their home.

  • fred says:

    Doesn’t Kiepura’s heritage belong to Poland?

  • E says:

    She is singing in German, but this is pure Vienna.
    Edward Rothberg has said it well: “…this was so unexpected and I am so grateful for it, as I am for Slipped Disk. Thank you, Mr. Lebrecht.” Thank you.

  • Brendan Carroll says:


    The launch event feauturing a recital by Ramon Vargas singing some of Kiepura’s most famous arias (including Korngold’s Sweet Melody of Night”) will be streamed live on October 20.

    See the ACFNY link below:

  • Mark says:

    I had the great pleasure of attending Marta Eggerth’s concert at the Neue Gallery in NY, when the great lady was 98-years-young ! I even got to meet her afterwards. It was a uniquely memorable occasion !

    • The View from America says:


    • Marjan Kiepura says:

      Yes, these concerts were special when my mother appeared at the Neue Gallerie. In fact, she remained active singing till her 100th birthday. Glad you were there. Nice memories, indeed.