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Emma Eames By Falk

Emma Eames By Falk
(August 13, 1865 - June 13, 1952)
American Soprano
She attended school in Boston where she studied singing with Charles R. Adams.Later she took voice lessons in Paris with Mathilde Marchesi.
Operatic debut in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at the Paris at Palais Garnier, in 1889. She would perform the role of Juliette many other times during the next two years, while adding other leading French-opera parts to her repertoire. As early as November 1889, She left the company in 1891, Towards the end of 1891, Eames debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in her trademark part of Juliette, and she quickly became a favourite with Met audiences. She would perform regularly at the Met in a variety of operas until 1909, Eames also made a number of successful appearances at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She sang there intermittently from 1891 to 1901 and established herself as a genuine rival to Covent Garden's reigning diva, Nellie Melba she also sang in Madrid Monte Carlo Opera during the 1890s.
In 1906, Eames visited San Francisco with a touring troupe of leading Met singers.Her farewell operatic performances was during the 1911-12 seasons with the Boston opera company. She then undertook a series of concert tours of the United States