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Subject: Re: MARCELLA SEMBRICH MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
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Date:Thu, 27 Nov 2008 07:40:51 -0800
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How wonderful!  I didn&#39;t know of this association, and I studied with a student of Sembrich&#39;s as a teenager.  Thanks for sharing.  --Leslie Weisman

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> MSMA, founded in 1940, honors international opera singer Marcella Sembrich, 
> 2/15/1858-1/11/1935, at her teaching studio on Lake George, New York State. The 
> Year of Sembrich, celebrating the 150th anniversary of her birth, ends with a 
> Grand Finale Sat., 2/7/09, commemorating  the centennial of Marcella 
> Sembrich's Farewell gala by The Metropolitan Opera.
> Information on the Museum, and on tickets to the Grand Finale, is available 
> at 518-644-2431. or on the website  http://www.operamuseum.org.
> The Artistic Director is the composer Richard Wargo, in residence at the 
> museum during summer months. The museum is closed during the Winter.
> IMHO Mr. Gelb missed an opportunity to recognize a great star of The 
> Metropolitan Opera with a Gala. From 1883 to 1909 Marcella Sembrich starred in 450 
> performances for eleven seasons, missing only the seasons when The Met was in 
> dire financial difficulties (again?).
> LLOYD L. THOMS JR. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. UNITED STATES.
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