Franz Allers Biography (1906-1995)

Born August 6, 1906, in Carlsbad; died of pneumonia, January 26, 1995, in LasVegas, NV. Conductor. Allers was notable for his work as a conductor and musical director of Broadway shows, including the original 1956 production of MyFair Lady. He came to the United States prior to World War II and worked with Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe on some of that duo's most popular musicals, including Brigadoon, 1947; Paint Your Wagon, 1951; and Camelot, 1960, before returning to Europe after the Lerner/Loewe partnership ended in 1962. Not only involved in touring productions for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and the musical South Pacific, Allers also conducted symphony orchestras in Europe, Canada, and the United States, including those of Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto, Seattle, and the Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra, Opera Geneve, and Miami Opera. He conducted symphonies and operas for record labels such as Columbia, RCA Victor, and Vanguard. Allers was recognized for his achievementswith Antoinette Perry Awards for his work on My Fair Lady and Camelot.

Birth Details
August 6, 1906
Karlsbad, Czech Republic
Death Details
January 26, 1995
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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