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Adelina Patti, the everlasting prima-donna

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Print shows Adelina Patti, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding a bouquet of flowers.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Singers; Opera; Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919

Date: 1881-12-21

A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer

Description:

Illustration shows Roscoe Conkling as a street musician singing in the street outside the "Washington Senatorial Opera-House"; with him is a small dog labeled "Howard Carroll" who is holding a hat into which Puck, shedding a tear, drops a coin, and two street urchins, one recognizable as Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Signor Conklingini (singing) - When Grant slipped up upon his nomination, / And failed to reach the presidential station, / Ten long years back it put this luckless nation. / And hence I sing - I sing - in lonely - lo-ho-honely degradation!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Singers; Street musicians; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Carroll, Howard, 1854-1916

Date: 1883-05-16

The operatic war in New York

Description:

Print shows a clash between the Academy of Music and the Metropolitan Opera, with Henry E. Abbey, opera singers, conductors, and orchestras. Some of the identified figures include Marcella Sembrich, Sofia Scalchi, Galassi, Trebelli, Roberto Stagno, Mirabelli, Campanini, and Col. Mapleson.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Operas; Singers; Sopranos (Singers); Tenors (Singers); Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Academy of Music (New York, N.Y.); Abbey, Henry E. (Henry Eugene), 1846-1896; Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935; Scalchi, Sofia, 1850-1922; Stagno, Roberto, 1848-1897; Mapleson, James Henry, 1830-1901; Campanini, Italo, 1845-1896

Date: 1883-10-31

Gertrude Walker: Soprano

Description:

Press notices and contact information for the singer Gertrude Walker.

Resource Type: Advertisement

Subject: Sopranos (Singers); Entertaining

Date: 1902?

Chorus of the west singing "America" at opening ceremonies, accompanied by Sousa's band, World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904

Description:

The Chorus of the West sings "America" at the opening ceremonies of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.

Resource Type: Stereograph

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Singers; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1904

Grand opera opens

Description:

Illustration shows Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Oscar Hammerstein throwing puppets labeled "Tenor, Second Tenor, Contralto, Baritone, Basso, Mezzo Soprano, [and] High Soprano" at each other.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Operas; Operetta; Interpersonal confrontation; Puppets; Prima donnas (Singers); Baritones (Singers); Basses (Singers); Singers; Male singers; Sopranos (Singers); Tenors (Singers); Women singers; Gatti-Casazza, Giulio, 1869-1940; Hammerstein, Oscar, 1846-1919

Date: 1908-11-11

A modern tantalus

Description:

Illustration shows a man and a woman (girlfriend or wife) at a musical revue, the man is staring at a chorus girl who is temptingly standing in front of him; the man's wife or girlfriend is looking at him with a concerned look on her face. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Couples; Feminine beauty (Aesthetics); Men--Social life and customs; Tantalus (Greek mythology); Temptation; Women singers

Date: 1911-03-01

Oh, you grand grand opera!

Description:

Illustration shows an opera manager talking with an attractive young woman who aspires to be an opera singer; two somewhat less attractive and considerably heavier women wearing costumes, stand behind them. Caption: The Young One: "But if my voice and acting are satisfactory, why is it you won't let me sing "Juliette"? / Manager: "Woman alive, I can't! You are only nineteen, and as pretty as a picture, and you weigh less than 140 pounds!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Employment; Operas; Singers; Theatrical producers and directors; Beauty, Personal

Date: 1913-02-12

A Feminine Star in its Proper Sphere - The Home

Description:

Vogue magazine profiles the opera singer, Marthe Chenal.  Her home is pictured.  The headline declares the proper sphere for a woman is the home, while the text of the article praises Chenal's professional success on the stage.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Women entertainers; Women--Social conditions; Sopranos (Singers); Homes; France; Chenal, Marthe, 1881-1947

Date: 1914-1918?

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