- Profession: Bass.
- Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 03-10-1870 Vienna, Austria.
- Died: 30-10-1937 Munich, Germany.
- Buried: 00-00-0000 Zell am Ziller cemetery, Austria. Also at this cemetery: Adrienne von Kraus-Osborne (1873-1951).
Felix von Kraus was an Austrian dramatic bass. Born in Vienna, he received a doctorate in musicology from the University of Vienna in 1894; as a singer, however, he was mainly self-taught. He made his debut at Bayreuth as Hagen in Götterdämmerung in 1899 and was heard thereafter at numerous Bayreuth Festivals and at other opera houses throughout Europe; he specialized in the works of Richard Wagner.
Felix von Kraus (1870-1937) recollections.
In 1908 he became the artistic director of the Munich Opera; that same year he became a professor at the Munich Conservatory. Among his students was the Swiss tenor and early music specialist Max Meili and heldentenor Karel Burian. In 1899 Kraus married the American contralto Adrienne Osborne, also a Wagnerian. He had a child called Max Kraus. He retired from the stage in 1927 and died in Munich in 1937. The name of his child Felizitas. He had a second daughter who died as a small child - her name was Maria or "Moidl".
Felix von Kraus (1870-1937) letter.
To Theodor Helm (1843-1920): „Sie würden mich zu größtem Danke verpflichten, wenn Sie so freundlich wären mir die Berichte Ihres Blattes über die ersten Bayreuther Aufführungen, soweit sie mich betreffen zugehen zu lassen“.