Jauner, Franz Ritter von
Franz Ritter* von Jauner, photo
Jauner, Franz, Ritter* von, b. Vienna, Nov. 14, 1831, d. Vienna, Feb. 23, 1900 (suicide), actor, conductor, theatre manager. 1854/55 at the Vienna Burgtheater, then in Hamburg and Dresden. From 1872 manager of the Vienna Carltheater, which reached its heyday under his management, 1875-1880 manager of the Hofoper (1878 closed première of the "Ring des Nibelungen" by R. Wagner, first performance in German language of "Carmen" under the direction of G. Bizet; G. Verdi conducted his "Requiem"). In 1880 J. took over the management of the Ringtheater in Vienna, which was destroyed by fire in 1881, 1884-1894 artistic management of the Theater an der Wien (brilliant performances of operettas by Strauß and Millöcker, 1885 première of the "Zigeunerbaron"). 1895 stage director, then again manager of the Vienna Carltheater. Because of his extravagant productions he contracted large debts, which finally drove him and his wife E. Krall, a singer at the court Opera, to suicide.
Literature: ÖBL; NDB.