Wolfgang Roth was born in Berlin in 1910. In the 1930s, he was active in the cabaret scene and worked as a set designer with, among others, Erwin Piscator and Berthold Brecht. In the mid-thirties, he moved to Vienna and from there to Switzerland. Eventually, he emigrated to New York where he continued to work in the field of set design, including for productions on Broadway, at the Metropolitan Opera, and at New York City Opera. He also created paintings, sculptures, and others works of art and was an accomplished guitarist and singer, recording 2 albums of early German folk songs for Smithsonian Records. Wolfgang Roth was married to Lee Roth; they both died in 1988.
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Wolfgang Roth : portrait, Leo Baeck Institute, F 001 AR 6293.