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Werner Gallusser

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWerner•Gallusser
Used nameWerner•Gallusser
Born12 July 1923 in Budapest (HUN)
NOC Switzerland


Werner Gallusser received a doctor’s degree at the University of Zürich for his thesis with the title “The Chorus and the Opera” in 1947. In 1950, he translated the libretto of Sir Arthur Bliss’ opera The Olympians. Later, he wrote and translated libretti for other operas as well as musical theoretical works. In 1958, he went to Australia and worked from 1960-83 as the librarian of the Elder Conservatorium Librarian at the University of Adelaide; while at the same time he was a teacher at Goodwood Tech. In 1982, he moved to the main library of the university.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions SUI Werner Gallusser
Music, Compositions For Orchestra, Open (Olympic) HM