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Emma Eames

Emma Eames
1865-1952
American Soprano
Born in Shanghai, China.She attended school in Boston where she studied singing with Charles R. Adams.Later she took voice lessons in Paris Mathilde Marchesi.
Eames made her professional operatic debut in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at Palais Garnier Paris in 1889. Towards the end of 1891, debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in Juliette, . Eames 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, . Eames also sang in Madrid and fulfilled lucrative singing engagements at Monaco's chic Monte Carlo Opera during the 1890s.
In 1906, Eames visited San Francisco with a touring troupe of leading Met singers. Eames gave her farewell operatic performances during the 1911-12 seasons with the Boston opera company. She then undertook a series of concert tours of the United States

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