Stars of the Opera / A Description of Operas & a Series of Personal Interviews with Marcela Sembrich, Emma Eames, Emma Calvé, Lillian Nordica, Lilli Lehmann, Geraldine Farrar & Nellie Melba

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STARS OF THE OPERA
BY
MABEL WAGNALLS

Photographs Copyright by Aimé Dupont and Falk, New York. "STARS OF THE OPERA."
Photographs Copyright by Aimé Dupont and Falk, New York.
“STARS OF THE OPERA.”

STARS OF THE OPERA

A Description of Operas & a Series of Personal Interviews
with Marcela Sembrich, Emma Eames, Emma Calve,
Lillian Nordica, Lilli Lehmann, Geraldine Farrar
&
Nellie Melba

BY
MABEL WAGNALLS
Author of “Miserere,” “Selma, the Soprano,” etc.

REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
NEW YORK & LONDON
1909

Copyright, 1899, and 1907

BY
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

Registered at Stationers’ Hall, London
[Printed in the United States]

AUTHOR’S NOTE

All the interviews in this book have been
proof-read by the singers

Published, September, 1907

To those who love music but have
no opportunity to familiarize themselves
with grand opera this
book is respectfully
dedicated

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
An Interview With Marcella Sembrich13
“Semiramide”25
A Call on Emma Eames43
“Faust”57
“Werther”79
Calvé and “Carmen”105
“Carmen”117
“Hamlet”143
A Talk with Lillian Nordica169
“Lohengrin”185
“Aida”215
“The Huguenots”239
An Hour with Lilli Lehmann265
“The Flying Dutchman”279
Melba, the Australian Nightingale303
“Lakme”315
“I Pagliacci”337
“Orpheus and Eurydice”357
The Genius of Geraldine Farrar369
“Madame Butterfly”379

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