Lucie Weidt (above) was born in Troppau, Czechoslovakia, in 1876. She studied with Rosa Papier-Paumgartner in Vienna, and made her operatic début at Leipzig in 1900. In 1902, Weidt sang Elisabeth in Tannhäuser for her Vienna début; she remained a favorite at the Vienna Staatsoper until her retirement in 1926.
Weidt’s career also took her to Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Buenos Aires, and New York City, where she appeared for a single season at The Met (1920-1911). The Marschallin, Leonore in Fidelio, and Kundry were among her greatest roles. In 1919, she created the role of Die Amme in Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.
After retiring from the stage, Weidt taught in Vienna where she resided until her death in 1940.