Rosmarie Trapp, a member of the singing household made well-known by the stage musical and movie “The Sound of Music” and the final surviving daughter of Baron Georg Johannes von Trapp, the household patriarch, died on Might 13 at a nursing residence in Morrisville, Vt. She was 93.
The Trapp Household Lodge, the household enterprise in Stowe, Vt., introduced her loss of life on Tuesday.
Ms. Trapp (who dropped the “von” from her title years in the past) was the daughter of Georg and Maria Augusta (Kutschera) von Trapp, the would-be nun who turned a governess with the household and finally married the baron.
Rosmarie isn’t depicted in “The Sound of Music,” which targeted on the seven kids Georg von Trapp had along with his first spouse, though she was in reality nearly 10 when the household fled Austria in 1938 after that nation got here below Nazi rule. Among the many many liberties “The Sound of Music” took with the household’s story was the timeline — Georg and Maria really married in 1927, not a decade later.
In any case, Rosmarie did journey and carry out with the Trapp Household Singers for years and was a presence on the lodge in Stowe, the place she would maintain singalongs for the visitors. She acknowledged, although, that it took her a while to embrace the celebrity that the musical thrust upon her after it debuted on Broadway in 1959, starting a three-year run, after which was tailored right into a 1965 film, which received the very best image Oscar.
“I used to suppose I used to be a museum,” she advised The Chicago Tribune in 1997, when she was evangelizing on behalf of the Group of the Crucified One, a Pennsylvania-based church, “however I can’t escape it.”
“Now I’m utilizing it as a software,” she added. “I’m not a sufferer of it anymore.”
Rosmarie Barbara von Trapp was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Aigen, a village outdoors Salzburg, Austria. The household started singing publicly within the Thirties in Europe, however the baron had little interest in cooperating with Hitler as soon as the Nazis took management, and so the household left Austria, taking a practice to Italy. (The “Sound of Music” depiction of the departure was fictionalized.)
The household gave its first New York live performance, at City Corridor, in December 1938 and shortly settled in the US, first in Pennsylvania, then in Vermont.
“We selected America as a result of it was the furthest away from Hitler,” Ms. Trapp advised The Palm Seashore Put up of Florida in 2007, when she spoke to college students from the musical theater program and Holocaust research courses at William T. Dwyer Excessive College in Palm Seashore Gardens.
The household singing group continued to carry out into the Fifties. Late within the decade, Ms. Trapp and different relations went to New Guinea to do missionary work for a number of years. Ms. Trapp’s father died in 1947, and her mom died in 1987.
Ms. Trapp’s brother, Johannes von Trapp, is the final residing member of the unique household singers and her solely instant survivor.
The Trapp Household Singers repertory, after all, included not one of the songs later composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for “The Sound of Music,” however when Ms. Trapp gave talks just like the one on the Florida highschool, she would gladly take requests for a quantity or two from the musical. What did she consider the movie?
“It was a pleasant film,” she advised The Put up in 2007. “However it wasn’t like my life.”