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
 

Frida Zagar
(Nemova)
 

 

Z. was born in 1896 in Odessa, Ukraine, to well-to-do parents.

She learned in Jabotinsky's gymnasium.

At the age of twelve she began to study music with the Spanish singer Anna Muniz. At the age of fifteen she performed in the conservatory in Peterburg, and two years later she learned in Milan, Italy with Professors Vanz and Cardinal.

She debuted in Milan in the middle role of the opera "Zonabula", afterwards performing across Italy with Cardinal's troupe and later traveled to Russia in chamber concerts.

After the Revolution, she went to Argentina and performed in Yiddish theatre, debuting as "Mirele" in Goldfaden's "Di kishufmakherin". Here Z. learned how to read and write Yiddish and remained as a prima donna in Argentina's Yiddish theatre.
 

Sh. E. from Y. M. Warshawski.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 733.
 

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