Biographies

Isaac Offenbach, born Isaac Juda Eberst, was born in Offenbach near Frankfurt. He left his hometown in 1799 to travel as a wandering musician. In his travels he picked up the epithet “der...

Jacques Offenbach was born in Cologne to father Isaac Offenbach, a local music teacher and hazzan. He was identified as a musical prodigy early on,...

Betty Olivero is a contemporary Israeli composer, who has lived during most of her career in Florence, Italy. She is a full professor of composition at the Music Department in Bar-Ilan...

Alexander Olshanetsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He played with the Odessa Opera orchestra and toured Russia and Siberia, and later was the choral director for a Russian operetta company. He...

Ben-Zion Orgad (Gelsenkirchen, 1926 - Tel Aviv, 2006, immigrated in 1933), is a composer, educator, and poet. A 1997...

Actor and Hazzan Moshe Oysher was born in Lipkon, Bessarabia in 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1921, where he joined a traveling Yiddish theater company. In 1932, he founded a Yiddish theater...

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