Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1861-06-15
Death 1936-11-17
Americans
German, English

Biographical notes:

Born in Austria in 1861, the well-known opera singer Madame Schumann-Heink performed in the great opera houses of Germany, England and America. She became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1905, toured widely in this country, and was very active during World War I performing for U.S. servicemen. In later years she made numerous radio broadcasts and appeared in the 1935 movie Here's to romance. She died in Hollywood in 1936.

From the description of Ernestine Schumann-Heink collection, [182-]-1952 (bulk 1894-1936). (Claremont Colleges Library). WorldCat record id: 58452578

Austrian-American contralto and mezzo-soprano.

From the description of Notes, 1919 Feb. 28 and 1924 May 30, to Frederick A. Stock, [Chicago?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491664

Austrian contralto and mezzo-soprano, later naturalized American.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Hamburg Apr. 1 1906, to an unidentified friend, 1906 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669680

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Detroit Nov. 21 1927, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damrosch, 1927 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669677

From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : Rochester, 27 December 1904, to an unidentified recipient, 1904 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873720

Austrian contralto, known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner. Following her debut in 1878, Schumann-Heink sang extensively in Europe, including performances at Bayreuth, 1896-1906, and as Klytemnestra in the premiere of Richard Strauss's Elektra in 1909. In 1898 she came to the United States, where she performed at the Metropolitan Opera and on concert tours. Schumann-Heink later settled in the United States and became an American citizen.

From the description of Ernestine Schumann-Heink contracts and financial papers, 1888-1920 (bulk 1912-1915). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162696

From the description of Ernestine Schumann-Heink contracts and financial papers, 1888-1920 (bulk 1912-1915). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83138729

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Subjects:

  • Opera
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Oratorios--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Songs with piano
  • Operas--Librettos
  • Contraltos
  • Songs with instrumental ensemble

Occupations:

  • Singers--20th century.--United States
  • Collector

Places:

  • Austria (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Austria (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)