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Subject: Re: Mary Garden and the Chicago Civic Opera
From: KenMard <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:KenMard <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 17 Mar 1998 13:55:11 EST

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Hi Listers-

In a message dated 98-03-17 12:29:46 EST, [log in to unmask] writes:

<<  Raisa above all was the star soprano and probably sang more performances
 did Garden, though I won't swear to that, and Muzio was enormously
 important as well.  And there were others too numerous to
 mention. >>

As to number of performances, I've culled the following representative sample
seasons from the book "Opera in Chicago" - most operas were done only two or
three times.  Note that while there is a heavy emphasis on French opera, Mary
Garden did not hog all of them.  She did not even appear in the 1915 season
singing exclusively in Paris.  These are the heavy-weight divas, many more
operas were done each season with lesser-known names.

Garden - "Pelleas", "Louise", "Salome", "Faust", "Thais"
Melba - "Boheme"
Farrar - "Tosca", "Butterfly"
Melis - "Tosca"
Gadski - "Les Hugenots"

Garden - "Carmen", "Thais", "Le Jongleur de Notre Dame", "Natoma"
Tetrazzini - "Lucia", "La Traviata", "Rigoletto", "Barber of Seville", "Lakme"
Teyte - "Cendrillon", "Faust", "Quo Vadis", "Tales of Hoffman"
Schumann-Heink - "Die Walkuere", "Lohengrin"
Fremstad - "Die Walkuere", "Tristan und Isolde"

Destinn - "La Gioconda"
Farrar -  "Tosca", "Carmen", "Madama Butterfly", "La Boheme", "Faust"
Fremstad - "Tristan und Isolde", "Parsifal"
Supervia - "Werther", "Mignon", "Carmen"
Melba - "La Boheme", "La Traviata"
Schumann-Heink - "Das Rheingold", "Siegfried", "Goetterdaemerung"
Melis - "Zaza", "Tosca", "Aida", "Cavalleria"

Garden - "Thais", "Le Jongleur", "Griselidis", "Louise"
Raisa - "Aida", "Andrea Chenier", "Cavalleria", "Falstaff", "Francesca di
Farrar - "Carmen", "Faust", "Madama Butterfly", "Tosca", "La Boheme",
Galli-Curci - "Rigoletto", "Lucia", "La Traviata", "Romeo et Juliette",
"Barber of Seville"
Matzenauer - "Die Walkuere", "Goetterdaemerrung", "Tristan und Isolde"
Fremstad - "Parsifal"

Ken Marder in Chicago ([log in to unmask])

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