Muhldorfer, Wilhelm Karl



Born at Gratz, Styria; a writer of operas. His father was inspector of theatres at Mannheim, and he studied there and at Linz-on-the-Danube. He became an actor at Mannheim, but in 1855 he took a position as chapelmaster of the City Theatre at Ulni. From 1867 to 1881 he was chapelmaster at Leipsic, and since 1881 he has occupied a similar position at Cologne. His writings are Prinzessin Rebenblüte and In Kyffhauser, Der Commandant von Konigstein; Der Goldmacher von Strasburg, all operas; besides the ballet, Waldensamkeit, incidental music to several plays, overtures, choruses and songs.