(b Prague, 1882; d New Orleans, 1949).
Cz.‐born composer, pianist, and opera producer (Amer. cit. 1945). Taught pf., Geneva Cons. Cond., Poznań opera 1910–14. Chief producer, Breslau opera 1918–22, Frankfurt 1924–6, Vienna 1927–38 (in which period prod. 65 operas), Salzburg Fest. 1926–37. Guest producer Milan, Buenos Aires. Went to USA, 1941, working at Met until 1946. Collab. with R. Strauss in Vienna 1930 in ‘re‐working’ of Mozart's Idomeneo (f.p. Vienna 1931).