Carl von La Roche

* 12.10.1794 in Berlin; ✝ 11.03.1884 in Vienna

Actor, Director



With several short-term engagements to his credit, in 1822 La Roche arrived at the Weimar Court Theatre, where he continued until 1833. It was during this period that he played the role of Mephisto in the first-ever Weimar  performance of Goethe’s Faust. In 1833 he moved to the Vienna Burgtheater where he worked (from 1841 onwards also as director) until his death, appearing for the last time in 1880. He was ennobled in 1873.


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La Roche, Carl von, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: (Accessed on 30.05.2024)

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