Sembrich, Marcella

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Polish soprano, later naturalized American.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (34, six written and signed by Guillaume Stengel Sembrich, one by Juliette de Coppet), dated : New York, Lake Placid, Miami, [and other places, and n.p.], 1915-1934, to Harry Harkness Flagler, to Mrs. Flagler, and to Mr. & Mrs. Flagler, 1915 Jan. 6. and 1916 Jan. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669747

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 21 February 1921, to Elisabeth Breslin, 1921, 21 February. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669744

From the description of Autograph letter signed Marcella Sembrich-Stengel, dated : [n.p.] Mar. 25 1887, to an unidentified Hofrath, 1887 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669749

Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued performing as a concert singer after her retirement from the operatic stage. Sembrich also became an instructor of singing at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School of Music, becoming mentor to many pupils who later became famous in their own right.

From the description of Marcella Sembrich collection, 1790-1988 (bulk 1885-1930). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486438

From the guide to the Marcella Sembrich papers, 1790-1988, 1885-1930, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. [Cadenzas to arias in La Sonnambula]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Sloss, M. C. Sloss music collection, 1811-1947. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wilhelm Gericke papers, 1876-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. [Cadenza to duet in Mignon]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Cavatina Semiramide. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Semiramis Cadenz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Norma. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hempel, Frieda, 1885-1955. Typewritten letters signed (3), autograph letters signed (2), and 2 photographs (one signed, one inscribed), dated : New York, 1950-51, to Harry Harkness Flagler (one is to Edward Roeder, Flagler's secretary), 1950 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Polacca i Puritani (cambiamento). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887. Una voce poco fa (Jenny Lind). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rudorff, Ernst, 1840-1916. Autograph letters signed (12), dated : Lichterfeld bei Berlin and Lauenstein in Hanover, 1874-1893, to C[arl] Müller, director of the Museumsconcerte in Frankfurt am Main, 1874 July 4 and 1888 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harold Bauer Collection, 1880-1951, (bulk 1920-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Ah! non credea mirarti ; Ah non giunge. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Golden Family Collection, 1795-1996 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
referencedIn Schefferling, B. [Voice and flute cadenzas to the aria Il dolce suono in Lucia di Lammermoor]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Gluck, Alma, 1884-1938. Alma Gluck scrapbooks and other materials, 1902-1940 (bulk 1909-1918). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Autograph letters signed (34, six written and signed by Guillaume Stengel Sembrich, one by Juliette de Coppet), dated : New York, Lake Placid, Miami, [and other places, and n.p.], 1915-1934, to Harry Harkness Flagler, to Mrs. Flagler, and to Mr. & Mrs. Flagler, 1915 Jan. 6. and 1916 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Kurt Schindler papers, 1882-1946 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn England, George Allan, 1877-1936. Woodstock Historical society collection, [18--]-[ongoing]. Woodstock Historical Society Museum
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Marcella Sembrich collection, 1790-1988 (bulk 1885-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Cadenzen. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Graziani, Francesco, 1828-1901. Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 16 June 1880, to Bianchi, 1880 June 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. [Album leaf in the hand of Marcella Sembrich] : manuscript, 1916 June. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939. Autograph letters signed (5), dated : New York, 1916-1939 [and n.d.], to H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1916-1939 [and n.d.], including 1916 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lamperti, Francesco, 1813-1892. Cadenze-cambiamenti : Barbiere, Sonambula [sic], Lucia. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Colby, Elektra Allyson. The ten commandments : Deuteronomy chapter 5, verses 7-21 / based on Andante cantabile, Fifth symphony by Peter Iljitch Tchaikovsky ; vocal setting conceived and adapted by Elektra Allyson Colby. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 21 February 1921, to Elisabeth Breslin, 1921, 21 February. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. [Album leaf in the hand of Marcella Sembrich], 1916 Nov. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Juilliard School. Office of the Dean. General administrative records, 1919-1948 (bulk 1927-1945). The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974. Papers, 1908-1971 (bulk 1920-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Photographs of musicians, composers, and singers, 1862-1948. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Schefferling, B. Der Nordstern Flauto 1. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marchesi, Mathilde, 1821-1913. La fille / Mme. Marchesi. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Autographed librettos, 1899. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Homer, Louise, 1871-1947. Louise Homer letter to Mrs. Will Owen Jones [manuscript], 1906 November 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Autograph letter signed Marcella Sembrich-Stengel, dated : [n.p.] Mar. 25 1887, to an unidentified Hofrath, 1887 Mar. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marcella Sembrich papers, 1790-1988, 1885-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. [Cadenza to Dunque io son]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Juilliard Graduate School. Faculty. Scrapbooks, 1926-1946. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935. Cadenz-Barbier. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alma Gluck Scrapbooks and Other Materials, 1902-1940, (bulk 1909-1918) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
correspondedWith Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951 person
associatedWith Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. person
associatedWith Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-1960. person
associatedWith Breslin, Elisabeth, person
associatedWith Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921. person
associatedWith Colby, Elektra Allyson. person
associatedWith Coppet, Juliette de. person
associatedWith Curtis Institute of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Eells, Harriet person
associatedWith Eells, Harriet. person
associatedWith Erler, Hermann, 1844-1918. person
associatedWith Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Flagler, Harry Harkness, person
correspondedWith Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925 person
associatedWith Giannini, Dusolina, 1902-1986. person
associatedWith Gluck, Alma, 1884-1938. person
associatedWith Golden Family family
associatedWith Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. person
associatedWith Graziani, Francesco, 1828-1901. person
associatedWith Hanslick, Eduard, 1825-1904. person
associatedWith Harvey, Florence person
associatedWith Harvey, Florence. person
associatedWith Hempel, Frieda, 1885-1955. person
associatedWith Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Homer, Louise, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Jeritza, Maria, 1887- person
associatedWith Jeritza, Maria, 1887-1982. person
associatedWith Juilliard Graduate School. Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith Juilliard School. Office of the Dean. corporateBody
associatedWith Juilliard School of Music. corporateBody
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Krehbiel, Henry, 1854-1923. person
associatedWith Lashanska, Hulda person
associatedWith Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974. person
associatedWith Lehmann, Lilli, 1848-1929. person
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. person
associatedWith Marchesi, Mathilde, 1821-1913. person
associatedWith Mario, Queena, 1896-1951. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Max Smith person
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
associatedWith Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919. person
associatedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rudorff, Ernst, 1840-1916. person
associatedWith Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939. person
associatedWith Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935 person
associatedWith Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936. person
associatedWith Smith, Max, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Stengel, Wilhelm. person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. person
associatedWith Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Waxel, Platon Lubovitch de person
associatedWith Waxel, Platon Lubovitch de. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nice, France
Bolton (N.Y.)
Bolton (N.Y.)
Nice (France)
Lake Placid (N.Y.)
Lake Placid (N.Y.)
Subject
Costume
Singers
Singing
Operas--Performances
Singing--Instruction and study
Occupation
Sopranos (Singers)
Function

Person

Birth 1858-02-15

Death 1935-01-11

Americans

Italian,

German,

Polish,

English,

French,

Russian

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