Carl Ebert

Born 20.2.1887 in Berlin, died 14.5.1980 in Los Angeles


Biography

Carl Ebert was born in 1887 in Berlin. At the age of 22 he joined the Deutsches Theater as an actor under Max Reinhardt. He went on to become a leading actor in Frankfurt and Berlin. In 1927 he became an opera director in Darmstadt, a position he then held in Berlin between 1931 and 1934.

In 1934 Ebert emigrated to the United Kingdom for political reasons. He remained post-war, as he was director at Glyndebourne Opera from 1940 – 1947. Afterthis period he worked in Ankara, Turkey, and was Guest Director at Zurich, La Scala in Milan, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and also at the Vienna State Opera.

From 1948 until 1954 Ebert worked at the Salzburg Festival. After he left the Festival he went on to work in Los Angeles from 1954 until 1961, returning to Europe as director of the Städtische Oper in Berlin in 1961. He retired to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, where he died in 1980.  


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