Soprano Zdenka Fassbender as Brünhilde. Of Czech ancestry, Fassbender was born in Munich on 12 December, 1879
and was a the long time mistress of conductor Felix Joseph Mottl. She married Felix Joseph Mottl while he was
hospitalized after suffering a heart attack while conducting his 100th performance of
Tristan in Munich 21 June,
1911. The two were married while Mottl was hospitalized and he died a few days later on July 2.
Zdenka Fassbender
died on 14 March, 1954.


Many thanks to Mr. Neil McCaughan for providing the identity of this opera singer.


Real Photo Post Card
Paul Bohm - Photographer
Munich, Germany
c. 1909