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Louis Grois by Luckhardt

Louis Grois by Luckhardt
1809 - 8 April 1874
Austrian Bass
He studied with Maria-Lenzendorf. And then went to Vienna for further study and during his time there he performed as a church singer. The director of the Vienna Court Opera Duport heard him by chance and stood up for the training of his voice. After this had taken to Vienna, he made his debut in 1828 at the Opera House of Lemberg (Lvov) as Sarastro in Zauberflöte. It was followed by engagements at theaters in Budapest, Sibiu in Transylvania (Sibiu) and Graz. He began to perform more as a comedian in operettas, musical comedies, comedies and musical antics as well as in popular plays. In this repertoire he has been at the Vienna Carl-Theatre . After the death of its director , he moved in 1854 to the Viennese Theatre in Leopoldstadt. Here he created the famous comedian quartet with actors and singers Nestroy, Treumann, Scholz, and was director of the theatre