Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936

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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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ernestine Schumann-Heink recital scrapbook, 1919 June 9. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Marcella Sembrich collection, 1790-1988 (bulk 1885-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Edith Evans Braun collection, 1916-1976 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Autograph letter signed, dated : Detroit Nov. 21 1927, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damrosch, 1927 Nov. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Notes, 1919 Feb. 28 and 1924 May 30, to Frederick A. Stock, [Chicago?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Autograph letter signed, dated : Hamburg Apr. 1 1906, to an unidentified friend, 1906 Apr. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William R. Moran Sound Recording Collection, 1902-1984 Archive of Recorded Sound
referencedIn Adams, Milward, 1857-1923. Milward Adams photograph collection [graphic] Newberry Library
referencedIn Mayer, Carrie Mina. Carrie Mayer papers, 1920-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, Bulk, 1922-1935, 1892-1957 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Goss, Milo Wesley. Papers, 1918-1928. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942. Frederick Stock papers, 1873-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn American Legion. Post No. 10 (Boulder, Colo.). American Legion Post No. 10 printed materials. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. Frank Murphy autograph book, 1930-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Parlette, Ralph, 1870-1930. Typed note signed Ralph Parlette to: [Hugh Fullerton] August 27, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Baer, Leone Cass,. Leone Cass Baer photographs collection [graphic], 1910-1923. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Boulder Daily Camera. Madame Schumann-Heink printed materials 1903-1925. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Michael, Louise. [Louise Michael scrapbook]. Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central (downtown Buffalo)
referencedIn Levy, Edward G.,. Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy Collection, 1829-1972 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Ernestine Schumann-Heink contracts and financial papers, 1888-1920 (bulk 1912-1915). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Marcella Sembrich papers, 1790-1988, 1885-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Autograph note signed, dated : Rochester, 27 December 1904, to an unidentified recipient, 1904 Dec. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Braun, Edith Evans, 1887-1976. Edith Evans Braun collection, 1916-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives, 1889-1958, bulk 1913-1949 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Ernestine Schumann-Heink contracts and financial papers, 1888-1920 (bulk 1912-1915). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn George Wehner scores, 1936-1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936,. Ernestine Schumann-Heink collection, [182-]-1952 (bulk 1894-1936). The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
referencedIn Ussher, Bruno David. Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, 1892-1957 (bulk 1922-1935). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930,. Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives [graphic], 1889-1949, (bulk 1913-1949). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library
referencedIn William F. Fullam Papers, 1873-1942, (bulk 1906-1922) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Glenn Dillard Gunn Collection, 1874-1961, (bulk 1910-1961) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Wehner, George B. George Wehner scores, 1936-1966. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Juilliard School collection of autograph letters and other documents, 1793-1985. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Carrie Mayer papers, 1920-1948 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Leone Cass Baer photographs collection, 1910-1923 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (bulk: 1862-1937) Houghton Library
referencedIn Levy, Edward G. and Hortense R. Collection, 1829-1972 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Althouse, C. Irvin. Trade catalogs of entertainment, 1874-1939. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Ernestine Schumann-Heink Orchestral Music Scores Collection, 1938 Claremont Colleges.Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
referencedIn Frank Connor photographic collection, 1900s-1940s. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn ARS Miscellany, 1899-2005 Archive of Recorded Sound
referencedIn Fisher, Herbert E. Out of the great : tribute to Madam Schumann-Heink / words by Margaret G. Fisher ; music by Herbert E. Fisher. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. Image of Ernestine Schumann-Heink, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Adams, Milward, 1857-1923. person
associatedWith American Legion. Post No. 10 (Boulder, Colo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Baer, Leone Cass, person
associatedWith Baer, Leone Cass, b. 1886 person
associatedWith Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Behymer, L. E. person
associatedWith Boulder Daily Camera. corporateBody
associatedWith Braun, Edith Evans, 1887-1976. person
associatedWith Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. person
associatedWith Calvé, Emma, 1858-1942 person
associatedWith Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 person
associatedWith Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931. person
associatedWith Cincinnati Musical Festival Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950, person
associatedWith Dupont, Aimé. corporateBody
associatedWith EDWARD G. AND HORTENSE R. LEVY person
associatedWith Fisher, Herbert E. person
associatedWith Fullam, William F. (William Freeland), 1855-1926 person
associatedWith Goss, Milo Wesley. person
correspondedWith Gunn, Glenn Dillard, 1874-1963 person
associatedWith Heink, Hans. person
associatedWith Heink, Hans August. person
associatedWith Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, 1862-1946. person
associatedWith Levy, Edward G., person
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mayer, Carrie Mina person
associatedWith Mayer, Carrie Mina. person
associatedWith McNamara, Edward J., baritone. person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Moran, William R. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. person
associatedWith Overman Tire Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Overman Tire Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930, person
associatedWith Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. person
associatedWith Parlette, Ralph, 1870-1930. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Schumann-Heinck, Ernestine person
associatedWith Schumann-Heink, Henry. person
associatedWith Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942. person
associatedWith Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. person
associatedWith Ussher, Bruno David. person
associatedWith Victor Talking Machine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Wehner, George B. person
associatedWith Wolfsohn Musical Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Wolfsohn Musical Bureau. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Austria
United States
Austria
United States
Subject
Contraltos
Operas
Operas
Opera
Oratorios
Songs with instrumental ensemble
Songs with piano
Occupation
Singers
Collector
Activity

Person

Birth 1861-06-15

Death 1936-11-17

Americans

German,

English

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