Balser, Ewald

BORN 5 Oct 1898, Elberfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (now: Wuppertal) - DIED 17 Apr 1978, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Neustift am Walde Friedhof, Pötzleinsdorfer Höhe 2 (Gruppe E, Reihe 1, Grab 1)

Ewald Balser had engagements in Basel and Düsseldorf before he debuted at the Burgtheater in Vienna as Faust in 1928. He played many more parts in Vienna and made guest appearances in Berlin, Munich and at the Salzburger Festspiele. He also appeared in movies.

In 1963 Balser became honourary member of the Burgtheater. He received the Grillparzer-Ring in 1967 and the Kainz-Medaille in 1968. He was married to the actress Vera Eberle (1897-1982).

10/5/1928Kolbenheyer's "Heroische Leidenschaften" is staged at tge Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf. It was a new adaption of the play "Giordano Bruno" that was first performed in 1926. Gustav Lindemann was the director and the scenery was created by Eduard Sturm. The cast included Peter Esser, Ewald Balser, Eleonora von Mendelssohn and Gustav Lindemann. [Lindemann, Gustav]
17/8/1933Paula Wessely appears as Gretchen in Goethe's "Faust" at the Festspiele in Salzburg. She appeared next to Ewald Balser and she would play the part for five summers. [Wessely, Paula]


The grave of Ewald Balser at the Neustift am Walde Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2007)


Ewald Balser.


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Paula Wessely – Wikipedia

Baltard, Pierre

Published: 13 Jan 2008
Last update: 11 Feb 2022