Luise Neumann

Luise Neumann, occasionally Louise Neumann, ( born December 7, 1818 in Karlsruhe, † 17 October 1905 Rabensburg ) was a German actress.


Neumann was a daughter of actor couple Amalie Haizinger and Carl Neumann; later actress Adolfine Neumann (1822-1844) was her younger sister. From her mother, she received her first art lessons and was already on 25 April 1835 in Breslau at the Municipal Theatre as " Walpurgis " in Carl Loewe's goldsmith 's daughter debut.

In the same year Neuman received an engagement at the court theater of her hometown. Already on October 16, 1839 she stood there as " Christine" in the Queen at age 16 for the first time on stage. From there she went to Vienna to the court theater and debuted there very successfully in The sincere friend as " Annette ". Up to her marriage with Count Carl Schonfeld on January 14, 1857, they remained attached to the Court Theatre; their official farewell performance she gave on 19 December 1856 in the role of " Lorle " from village and town.


Luise Neumann was the declared favorite of the audience. Even critics such as Heinrich Anschütz and Ludwig Speidel left in their reviews over the years no doubt. One focus of her artistic work was the subject of the naive and sentimental lovers and the set Voila une actrice! Rumour of Émile Zola.

Her grandson was Carl von Schönfeld, who became known as quizmaster at ORF in Austria under the pseudonym of Rudolf Hornegg.

Roles (selection)

  • Walpurgis - goldsmith's daughter (Carl Loewe )
  • Julie - The German Housewife ( August von Kotzebue )
  • Christine - Queen of 16 years ( Theodor Hell )
  • Annette - A sincere friend (Franz August von Kurländer )
  • Lorle - village and town ( Charlotte Birch -Pfeiffer )
  • Beatrice - Much Ado About Nothing ( William Shakespeare)
  • Minna - Minna von Barn-helm ( Gotthold Ephraim Lessing )
  • Ida - The Jesuit and his pupil (John Kruger )


Heinrich Anschütz in his memoirs: