Sonnenthal, Adolf von
Adolf von Sonnenthal, lithograph by J. Kriehuber, 1859
Sonnenthal, Adolf von, b. Pest (Budapest), Dec. 21, 1834, d. Prague (Czech Republic), April 4, 1909, actor; in Graz 1854, then in Königsberg; from 1856 at the Vienna Burgtheater (1859 court actor, from 1877 employment for life); director from 1870, senior director from 1884, 1887/88 and 1889/90 provisional managing director of the Burgtheater; famous for his portrayal of heroes and character parts, excellent in light comedies, idol of the public of his time, guest performances in the USA.
Literature: L. Eisenberg, A. S., 1896; R. Spitzer (= R. Lothar), A. S., 1905; P. Schlenther, A. S. 50 Jahre Wr. Burgtheater 1856-1906, 1906; Briefwechsel, ed. by Hermine von S., 2 vols., 1912.