Ferenc von Beniczky (1833-1905)

Ferenc von Beniczky (1833-1905).

  • Profession: Intendant, politician.
  • Residences: Budapest.
  • Relation to Mahler: Intendant.
  • Correspondence with Mahler: Yes.
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  • Born: 06-01-1833 Pest, Hungary.
  • Died: 14-05-1905 Budapest, Hungary. Aged 72.
  • Buried: 18-05-1905 Katolikus templom cemetery, Zsamboki, Hungary.

Baron Ferenc (Franz/Francis) von Beniczky is Commissioner in charge of theatres. Beniczky has lined up Felix Mottl as chief conductor but, finding that Mottl refuses to learn Hungarian, installs Gustav Mahler as artistic director of the Royal Hungarian Opera, the number two stage in the Habsburg Empire. He is intendant of the Budapest Opera during most of Mahler’s tenure there. There is correspondence from Mahler about Ferenc von Beniczky.

03-1889 Budapest: Mahler visied a soiree at Beniczky’s house. Addresse unknown.

22-01-1891 Graf Geza Vasony-Teo von Zichy (1849-1924) apponted intendant. Year 1891.

31-01-1891 Replaced by Graf Geza Vasony-Teo von Zichy (1849-1924).

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