The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Yiddish Audiences Want to Interact with You: Anthony Russell on Performing in Yiddish

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Anthony Russell, an operatically trained singer, compares the experience of singing for classical music audiences to singing for Yiddish audiences, who enjoy interacting with performers.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anthony Russell.

This excerpt is in English.

Anthony Russell was born in Texas in 1979.