Sidi Tal

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Sidi Tal
Birth nameSorele L'vovna Birkental
Born(1912-09-08)8 September 1912
OriginChernowitz, Bukovina, then Austria-Hungary, modern-day Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died17 August 1983(1983-08-17) (aged 70)
Occupation(s)Yiddish singer, actress

Sidi L'vovna Tal' (Russian: Сиди Львовна Таль) or Sidy Thal[1] (born Yiddish: Sorele Birkental (Сореле Биркенталь) on 8 September 1912 – died 17 August 1983) was a prominent, popular Jewish singer and actress in the Yiddish language, born in Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine). She worked in Romania and in the USSR. She and her husband, Pinkus Falik (producer of Gery Scott), encouraged and helped the start of the career of the Ukrainian pop singer Sofia Rotaru.[2][3] Sidi Tal worked at the Chernivtsi Philharmonic until the late 1970s, singing and performing comical, dramatic, and satiric scenes, monologues, and sketches. She also worked with young non-Jewish actors in the Philharmonic, teaching them movement and staging. Some of her students later became superstars of the Soviet popular stage. Throughout her career at the Philharmonic, Sidi Tal and her group toured all over the country and traveled to Hungary and Romania. Her repertoire included works of such Chernivtsi authors as Eliezer Steinbarg and Motl Saktsier. The music to some of the songs she sang was written by Chernivtsi composers Leibu Levin and Leonid Zatulovskiy.[3]


  1. ^ Hauster, Edgar (2011-08-18). "EDGAR HAUSTER: Sidy Thal (1912-1983) meets PeKA Hoenich (1907-1997)". Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  2. ^ "Восток-Аудио: София Ротару - биография, дискография". Archived from the original on 19 October 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b Asya Vaisman. "Sidi Tal & Yiddish Culture". Retrieved 2016-07-17.

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