[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements-- Wandering Stars and Marcella Sembrich
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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements
September 9, 2010
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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:49:28 -0400
From: Sonia Beth Gollance <gollances at gmail.com>
Subject: Wandering Stars and Marcella Sembrich
On a recent visit to the Marcella Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing, NY,
the Artistic Director said he had heard that Sholem Aleichem's novel
"Wandering Stars" (blonzhende shteren) was based upon the opera singer's
life and asked me if I could find out more about a possible connection.
Marcella Sembrich was born in Galicia in 1858 (near Lemberg) to a poor,
non-Jewish family and later achieved international fame as a soprano. If
someone could let me know of any direct connection between her life and
Sholem Aleichem's novel, it would be greatly appreciated.
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