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  • Walther Kirchoff & Martha Leffler-Burckhard

    as Kundry and Parsifal in "PARSIFAL" by Richard Wagner Martha Leffler-Burckhard 1865-1954 German Soprano Studied with Anna von Meichsner in Berlin and Pauline Viardot in paris.Debut 1888 at Strasbourg . Began her career as a coloratura soprano but soon…

  • Walther Kirschoff

    Kirschoff as Max "Der Freischütz " by Carl Maria von Weber Walther Kirchoff 1879-1951 German Tenor Studied with Robert Weiss and Lilli Lehmann in Berlin.Debut Imperial Opera Berlin in 1906 as Faust . Remained at the Berlin Imperial Opera until 1920.H…

  • Nellie Merz

    Merz as Elizabeth in "Tannhauser" by Richard Wagner Nellie Merz 1887-1968 German Soprano Studied at Dr Hoch's Conservatory in frankfurt , further studied in Geneva and Milan. Debut at Stadtheatre Krefeld. Engaged by the Deutsche opera Berlin where she re…


  • Walter Hyde

    Walter Hyde 1875-1951 English Tenor Studied at College of Music under Gustave Garcia and Walter Parratt, His early professional career was in musical comedy, Percy Pitt then recruited him to sing Siegmund in the 1908 English language Ring cycles at Cove…

  • Walter Hyde & Jeanne Brola

    as Olga & Michael in "IVAN THE TERRIBLE" by Sergei Prokofiev Jeanne Brola (Jean Lane Brooks) 1871-1956 American soprano. She reached operatic fame in the early 1900s when she appeared at Italy's La Scala Opera House and London's Covent Garden. She also…

  • Rosina Buckman

    Buckman as Aida "AIDA" Giuseppe Verdi Rosina Buckman 1881-1948 New Zealand/Australian Soprano She studied in Britain, at the Birmingham School of Music and made her debut in 1906, back in Wellington as Zara in A Moorish Maid (Alfred Hill). She worked i…


  • Rosina Buckman & Edna Thornton

    as Aida and Amneris "AIDA" Giuseppe Verdi Rosina Buckman 1881-1948 New Zealand/Australian Soprano She studied in Britain, at the Birmingham School of Music and made her debut in 1906, back in Wellington as Zara in A Moorish Maid (Alfred Hill). She work…

  • Edna Thornton

    Edna Thornton 1875-1964 English Contralto She worked at Covent Garden from 1905 to 1910, appearing in the Ring cycles of 1908 and 1909. These were conducted by Karl Richter, and her roles were Erda and Waltraute. She toured with the Quinlan and Beecham co…

  • Edna Thornton

    Edna Thornton 1875-1964 English Contralto She worked at Covent Garden from 1905 to 1910, appearing in the Ring cycles of 1908 and 1909. These were conducted by Karl Richter, and her roles were Erda and Waltraute. She toured with the Quinlan and Beecham co…


  • Norman Allin

    Allen as Ramphis "AIDA" Giuseppe Verdi Norman Allin 1884-1973 English Bass He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music 1906-10, and switched from teaching to singing in 1912. His solo debut came in 1916 with the Beecham company as the Hebrew Eld…

  • 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 Juli…

  • Emma Eames

    Eames as Elsa "Lohengrin" Richard Wagner 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…


  • 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 Juli…

  • 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 Juli…

  • 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 Juli…


  • Emma Eames

    Eames as Marguerite "Faust" Gounod 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 profes…

  • Alma Gluck

    Alma Gluck 1884-1938 American Soprano Born in Roumania , immigrated to US as a child and grew up in New York ,Studied sing with Arturo Buzzi_Peccia . Debut at the New theatre with the Metropolitan Company as Sophie in Werther. Left the Metropolitan and Op…

  • Emilio Sagi-Barba

    Emilio Sagi-Barba 1875-1949 Spanish Baritone Sang only rarely in opera but he was one of the leading Zarzuela singers of his day


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