Aloysia Weber

(c. 1760—1839)

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(b Zell or Mannheim, c.1760; d Salzburg, 1839).

Ger. soprano. Lessons from Mozart 1777–8, who fell in love with her and took her, with her father (also a singer), on concert tours. Later that year, in Munich, she rejected him. Vienna début 1779, remaining there until 1792, having married actor Joseph Lange in 1780. Mozart wrote several arias for her and the part of Mme. Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor. Sang Donna Anna in f. Vienna p. of Don Giovanni, 1788. Her younger sister Constanze (1762–1842) became Mozart's wife in 1782.

Subjects: Music.

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