Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Rosa Axelrad


A. was born in Iasi, Rumania or Roman or Galatz (Galati, ed.), Rumania.

Her father was a Talmudic scholar, who later became an epicure. A. became enamored with her grandmother and grandfather. Due to her beautiful voice she was taken into the first Yiddish troupes that had acted in Rumania, such as that of Mogulesco, Liberesco, Berger and afterwards with Hurwitz, where A. was characterized especially in Hurwitz's operetta "Etliyahu".

In 1889 A. was a prima donna with Mordechai Segalesco.

In 1893 she left the Yiddish stage and went around as a chorus singer with the Rumanian Opera (National Theatre in Bucharest), where she remained until her death [1914-5?].

A. passed away without relatives, and the troupe from the National Theatre brought her to the Jewish cemetery in Bucharest [for burial].


M. E. from Itzikl Goldenberg, Itzhak Liberesco and Joseph Lateiner.

B. Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 199, 242.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 89.
 

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