Olefine Moe

Also known as: Olefine Louise Margrethe Moe

Olefine Louise Margarethe Moe (b. Bergen 18 March 1850, d. Haga gård, Ski, 8 November 1933) was a Norwegian opera singer, teacher, instructor and theatre director. She made her debut at Christiania Theatre in 1867. Olefine Moe was employed at the Stockholm Opera from 1873 to 1881. In August 1883 she founded her own opera company The Norwegian Opera in the Christiania Tivoli, in collaboration with Mathilda Lundström and Oscar Bentzon-Gyllich. The opera company was dissolved in February 1886. Thereafter she worked as a freelance singer and singing teacher in Norway, Sweden and Finland.


(Objekt ID 84359)
Object type Person
Also known as Olefine Louise Margrethe Moe
Born March 18, 1850 (dead Navember 8, 1933)
Functions Instructor, Singer, Pedagog, Theatre director
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Parents: Oboist and dance teacher Iver Christian Moe (b. 1827) and Inger Marie Amundsen (b. 1826).
Married 15.5.1877 in Stockholm to pianist Oscar Fridolf Torssell (7.4.1844–29.8.1880), son of the organist and chamber musician Carl Torssell and Augusta Desideria Küsel.
She was mother-in-law of Christian von Munthe af Morgenstierne (1880–1967).


Jensson, Liv: Biografisk Skuespillerleksikon. Norske, danske og svenske skuespillere på norske scener særlig på 1800-tallet, Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1981

Norsk biografisk Leksikon, nbl.snl.no, 09.04.2021, https://nbl.snl.no/Olefine_Moe


Vocal studies in Stockholm from 1871.

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