Sembach, J was born on March 9, 1881 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Edward and Frederike (Becker) Sembach.
Educated Friederich Real Gymnasium, Berlin. Studied music and violin under Professor Felix Schmidt, Gustave Walther, also Jean de Reszke, Paris, France.
Appeared at Royal Opera House, Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Covent Garden, London. Came to the United States, 1914, and was long a mem, Metropolitan Opera Company Naturalized citizen of the United States, 1921.*†.