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Sándor Fischer was a composer, conductor and literary translator. After studying under János Koessler at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, he served as conductor and music director first of the Comedy Theatre of Budapest (from 1929 until 1931), and later of the Central Theatre Hall (1935-1938). Starting in 1938, the newly passed anti-Jewish laws meant that he could only appear in performances of the National Hungarian Israelite Education Association (OMIKE) Artist Action, although he would also be summoned for labour service several times during that period. He was the composer for Lajos Bálint's stage drama Tamar, Ernő Szép's Swallows and Hugó Csergő's Autumn Sonata, in addition to other works. After 1949, he worked as a musical dramaturg for Hungarian Radio. The Opera performs several works in his translation, including Die Fledermaus, Don Pasquale and The Gypsy Baron.