Ernst Welisch

Ernst Welisch (27 February 1875 – 26 March 1941) was an Austrian playwright and theatre director. He is primarily known for the numerous operetta librettos that he wrote for composers such as Leo Fall, Jean Gilbert, Emmerich Kálmán, and Ralph Benatzky. Welisch was born in Vienna, but spent most of his career in Berlin. In the 1930s he returned to Vienna where he died shortly before the premiere of his last work, Venedig in Wien.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1875 (Vienna), Died January 1st, 1941

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32788 10-in. 7/22/1925 Wenn Du meine Tante siehst Ivan Frank Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BK2706 10-in. 1/10/1928 Josef, ach Josef Fritzi Massary ; Max Pallenberg Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BK2707 10-in. 1/10/1928 Im Liebesfalle Fritzi Massary Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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