Heinz Hentschke

Heinz Hentschke (born 20 February 1895 in Berlin, Germany; died 3 July 1970 in Berlin[1]) was an actor, director and librettist of German-language operettas. Hentschke started out as a theatrical actor working mainly in Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg. He was the director of the Lessing Theatre in Berlin from 1934 to 1944. During this time, he wrote the librettos for 14 grand operettas, among which were Maske in Blau. Most of his works were under direct supervision by, and had to be approved by Josef Goebbel's cultural office of the Nazi party during Adolf Hitler's regime,[2] and therefore were considered "tainted" after World War II.




  1. ^ "Hentschke, Heinz; Operetten-Regisseur und Librettist - Munzinger Online". Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ Traubner, Richard (16 October 2003). Operetta. ISBN 9780203509029. Retrieved 21 September 2014.