Evanti, Lillian, 1890-1967

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Lillian Evanti (born Lillian Evans on August 12, 1890) was an African-American soprano and composer of several songs. She received her musical education at Howard University and had additional vocal training in France and Italy. She toured widely throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America, winning much critical acclaim for her opera performances. She died on December 6, 1967.

From the description of Collection, [1925]-1963. (Columbia College Chicago). WorldCat record id: 50507374

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referencedIn Whiteman, Maxwell,. Whiteman Photographic Collection, 1860-1960. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Cook, Vivian Elma Johnson, 1889-1977. Vivian Johnson Cook papers, 1903-1977. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn National Negro Opera Company Collection, 1879-1997, (bulk 1930-1962) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Walker-Hill, Helen. Collection. 1887- Columbia College Chicago
creatorOf Evanti, Lillian, 1890-1967. V for victory march / words and music by Lillian Evanti. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Dodson, Owen, 1914-. Owen Dodson papers, 1930-1968. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Evanti, Lillian, 1890-1967. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1961-1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Evanti, Lillian, 1890-1967. Collection, [1925]-1963. Columbia College Chicago
creatorOf Evanti, Lillian, 1890-1967. Speak to him Thou / words [by] Alfred Tennyson ; music [by] Lillian Evanti. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. person
correspondedWith Cook, Vivian Elma Johnson, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Dodson, Owen, 1914- person
associatedWith National Negro Opera Company (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 person
associatedWith Walker-Hill, Helen person
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African Americans--Music
Music by women composers
African American singers
African American women composers
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Opera
Sacred songs with piano
African American composers
Songs with piano
Patriotic music
African American women singers
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Birth 1890-08-12

Death 1967-12-07

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