The Real Trapp Family's Story – Part 8 The Singing Group's Farewell


After the end of World War II, von Trap's family decided to stay in America. Although Austria was still their homeland, the United States has been a safe haven for them for several years, and their own sons have served this country in active service abroad.

So, when their property in Salzburg was returned to their property, von Traps sold it to a religious order that founded a seminary on the ground, thus continuing the family spiritual vision of their old home. With the proceeds of the sale, they managed to repay their mortgage on their Stowe, Vermont area and add one more wing to their family home, which quickly became a guest resort.

On May 30, 1947, the tragedy remained when the captain suddenly died of lung cancer. The whole family mourned his death and he was buried at the estate of the Vermont family with his Austrian flag in the coffin. His youngest son, Johannes, was only eight years old, and Maria was pregnant with another baby four months later.

The family continued to travel around the country for several years, but their father's absence was deep, and a daughter, Rosmarie, dropped out of the singing group. In the early '50s Trapps made Hawaiian and Australian tours, which were also well received as their concerts in Europe and the mainland. But shortly thereafter it became clear that the Trap's singers could not last forever. The children voluntarily volunteered for many years of their maturity in the service of the group, but now they felt it was time to start their own families.

So in 1956 the family finished their performance in New Hampshire after enjoying their privileged audience in over thirty countries with impressive 2,000 shows! But their legacy is far from over, as Trap's family has become a permanent ski resort with thousands of visitors. One of those guest guests, the young Christopher Plummer, later played Captain von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music.

Although the family singing group may be disbanded, the popularity of their story continues to grow only as a book by Maria, The Story of Trappe Singers , received with great enthusiasm by its readers. Within a few years, a German film company bought the film's rights and turned the classic story into two films describing the life of the family. From there, the Trap family's story moved to Broadway with the brilliant musical score of Rogers and Hammerstein, and finally on the silver screen with Julie Andrews. a stunning performance that has captured the hearts of people around the world. When we get closer to Sound of music The 50th anniversary (to be celebrated in 2015), Trapp family phenomena are increasing, as people find the film a source of inspiration and encouragement in today's tough times.