Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 3 August 1879
in Yanov, Lublin Gubernia, Poland.
His father was a [feldsher=old-time
He completed the four-class
government school in Lublin and worked as a hairdresser.
Due to his desire for music,
he neglected his profession and gave up playing the
violin. His father then went with him into Lublin's
Polish hospital to practice as a [feldsher=old-time
G. began to sing, and he
traveled with a mixed chorus of trade employees. Here he
held onto the possibility of a music-[mbinim] and took
to learning music with the director of the Polish
musical union. In 1903 G. traveled to Berlin where he
worked as a hairdresser and studied at the conservatory.
In 1904 G. performed in Berlin in a Yiddish troupe
(Palace Theatre) and he acted for a year as the "singing
lover" in operetta repertoire. During a visit to a
Yiddish theatre, they hired him as the director of the
Berlin comic opera, but after two years the opera
closed, and in 1907 he was engaged by the Nirenberg
Opera, afterwards guest starring in Berlin and in the
other German cities. Afterwards the war he became the
artistic leader of the Berlin Coliseum concert hall.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 498.
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