Monday, December 14, 2015
Return of the Golden Bride to Yiddish Theater
A classic Yiddish operetta has been just brought back to life. The Golden Bride is a Yiddish romantic comedy that premiered in New York back in the roaring 20's. Known in Yiddish as Di Goldene Kale, the opera was popular with the Jewish diaspora through the 1940's, but lost in the time following World War II. It has been brought back to life through the labor of music archeologisst and the support of the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene. It tells the story of Goldele, a poor girl from a Russian shtetl who inherits a fortune from her estranged father. She embarks on a mission in the new world to find both her long-lost mother and her husband-to-be.