Sold-out Yiddish operetta closes 2015 Mason Gross Summer Series

The 2015 Mason Gross Summer Series closed its five-event run with a sold-out concert presentation of Joseph Rumshinsky's 1923 Yiddish operetta Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride). Singers from the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, accompanied by the Mason Gross Muzikers orchestra, told the tale of Golde, abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the young lady has inherited her father’s fortune, she draws the attention of many would-be suitors. Golde eventually finds her way to America, bringing various characters from her European shtetl with her, and sets about to find the man she will marry.

All photos by Jody Somers.


Posted August 2015