The New Student's Reference Work/Herbert, Victor
Herbert, Victor, a grandson of the novelist Samuel Lover, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1859, but has lived for the most part abroad and in America since 1886. He is a prominent composer, bandmaster and conductor. He has been chief violincellist in the Court Orchestra at Stuttgart, solo violincellist in the Metropolitan Orchestra of New York, conductor of the New York 22nd Regiment Band and conductor of the Pittsburg Orchestra. He has written a number of comic operas, including Prince Ananias, The Wizard of the Nile, The Serenade, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Idol's Eye; also an oratorio, The Captive.