Gluck, Alma, 1884-1938

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1884-05-11
Death 1938-10-27
Gender:
Female
Americans

Biographical notes:

American soprano of Romanian birth.

From the description of Autograph letter signed Alma Zimbalist, dated : [New York], 22 January 1919, to Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler, 1919 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577916

From the description of Autograph letter signed Alma Gluck Zimbalist : New York, [n.d.], to [Mr. & Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler?], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577913

From the description of Autograph letter signed Alma Zimbalist : New Hartford, Conn, [n.d.], to Mary [Flagler Cary], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577910

Alma Gluck (b. May 11, 1884 in Bucharest, d. October 27,1938 in New York City) was a Romanian-born American soprano and voice teacher who had a successful career as an opera singer, concert performer, and recording artist.

From the description of Alma Gluck scrapbooks and other materials, 1902-1940 (bulk 1909-1918). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 651155331

Biographical Note

  • 1884 May 11: Born Reba Fiersohn in Romania
  • 1886: Father Israel Fiersohn dies
  • 1890: Moves to New York with mother Anna Fiersohn
  • 1902: Marries insurance agent Bernard Gluck
  • 1903: Daughter Abigail (Marcia Davenport) born
  • 1906 - 1909 : Studies voice with Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
  • 1909 November 16: Debut performance with Metropolitan Opera Company as Sophie in Werther
  • 1909 November 28: Debut performance at Metropolitan Opera House stage
  • 1910 October 18: First song recital at Mendelssohn Hall
  • 1912: Divorces Bernard Gluck
  • 1912 - 1913 : Studies voice with Marcella Sembrich
  • 1913: Begins recording for Victor Records
  • 1913 June 15: First song recital in London
  • 1914 July 15: Marries violinist Efrem Zimbalist
  • 1916 summer: Daughter Marie Virginia born
  • 1916 August 6: Mother Anna Fiersohn dies
  • 1919: Son Efrem Zimbalist Jr. born
  • 1925 May 25: Last recital at Manhattan Opera House
  • 1938 October 27: Dies from cirrhosis of the liver at the Rockefeller Institute, New York

From the guide to the Alma Gluck Scrapbooks and Other Materials, 1902-1940, (bulk 1909-1918), (Music Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Sopranos (Singers)--United States
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Sopranos (singers)

Occupations:

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)