I was recently rummaging through an old file of unorganized
The back of the well preserved photograph shows the name of the operetta, the performer, and the date of the actual performance (Figure two).
It was serendipity that yours truly also found a Hongkew Jewish newspaper that showed an announcement of the operetta, with all the names of the performers including, of course, the then beloved Gottschalk* (Figure three).
“Der Bettelstudent,” first performed in December of 1882, was one of
18 operettas composed by Karl Milloecker, an Austrian composer who
was born in
Among those operettas was Franz Lehar’s, “Graf von Luxemburg” (Figure five), Johan Strauss’s, (“Die Fledermaus” (Figure six), and Lehar’s, “Die Lustige Witwe.”
Gerhardt Gottschalk died at the age of 75 on
September 10, 1974 in
almost all of the operettas performed in
See the previous articles on Gerhardt Gottschalk listed on the right-hand column of the Rickshaw Website:
1) Gerhardt Gottschalk
2) A tribute to the Artists
The Photograph and the newspaper clippings, courtesy Andreas Heinsius