Robert Biberti (singer, 1902)
In 1914, when he was twelve, Biberti was expelled from school and trained as a wood carver with his father. Biberti's father of the same name, Robert , once a famous opera singer , had previously ruined his voice through alcohol and an unhealthy lifestyle. However, he aroused the son's interest in music: Biberti sang in operas and theaters. He finally met Roman Cycowski and Ari Leschnikoff , two other members of what would later become the Comedian Harmonists, in Berlin's large theater .
In response to a newspaper advertisement, he appeared in 1927 to audition in Harry Frommermann's apartment in Berlin-Friedenau , Stubenrauchstrasse 47. Both had a love for the sound of American Revelers . They decided to found a similar but German-speaking ensemble: the Comedian Harmonists . In 1941, after the ensemble broke up after the Jewish members emigrated and the subsequent re-establishment as a master sextet, Biberti was drafted by the Berlin air raid warning center.
In 1944 he married Hilde Longino. Between 1950 and 1980 he ran an antique shop and wrote articles about the Comedian Harmonists for the radio . He could not make a living from these activities alone. He did this through the royalties from the Comedian Harmonists publications, which he paid off in full. While Frommermann fought for his share of the royalties after his return to Germany , Leschnikoff died completely impoverished despite numerous petitions to Biberti. He had given him his rights in 1939 to pay off debts he owed to Biberti.
Robert's brother Leopold Biberti (1894–1969) worked as an actor in Austria and Switzerland.
- Eberhard Fechner: The Comedian Harmonists. Six résumés. Quadriga, Weinheim 1988, ISBN 3-88679-174-2 (paperback edition: Heyne, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-453-87315-7 ).
- Robert Biberti in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Comedian Harmonists (including photos, biography, parts excerpts from the songs CH)
- Residential house Carmerstrasse 11, 1893 on roseburg-harz.de, accessed on January 14, 2016.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German singer, bass of the Comedian Harmonists|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 5, 1902|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DATE OF DEATH||2nd November 1985|
|Place of death||Berlin|