Born on 5 December 1865 in
Iasi, Romania. Parents -- owners of a restaurant in the
environs of the Yiddish theatre Pomul Verde. As a child
she displayed a beautiful voice, and her parents
gave her in to a conservatory.
Searching for powerful
women, Goldfaden successfully involved herself in his
troupe, and with her in the main role he directed for
the first time in 1880 his operetta "Shulamis". After
acting for half-a-year in Kishinev, E. married the
famous choral master Hershl Goldenberg, and setled back
in Iasi, and two years later E. went back to perform
with her husband in Goldfaden's troupe and toured across
Russia, playing the prima donna roles in Goldfaden's
repertoire, then she played in Galicia under
Returning to Bucharest, E.
performed in a concert, there she heard the director of
the Royal National Theatre, Nicu Poyenaru, and he
engaged her for the Romanian operetta and opera, where
she performed under the name Eisa Adesana, and the main
roles of the prominent operettas and operas, studying at
the same time music with a professor.
In 1900 "Professor"
Horowitz, who was E.'s father's personal friend, invited
E. to America for this Thalia Theatre. Due to a conflict
they however here hadn't the possibility of acting, and
she therefore performed within the provincial troupe of