Fursch-Madi, Emma

French soprano chosen by Verdi to be 1st representative of Aida in Europe, sang in Met's 1st 1883-84 season

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(1847-1894) Renowned French-born operatic soprano, studied at the Paris Conservatory, debuted at the Paris Opera in 1871 in Gounod's "Faust". At the end of her 2nd season at the Grand Opera, she was chosen by Verdi to be the 1st representative of "Aida" in Europe. It opened at the Theatre Royal in Brussels and was a great success, running for 72 straight performances. In 1879-81, Fursch-Madi appeared at Covent Garden and the London Globe called her “…greatest dramatic prima donna of the present day.” In 1882, she came to America under the management of Jas. H. Mapelson at the Academy of Music in New York City. She performed for the 1st season of the new Metropolitan Opera House 1883–84. She became a permanent fixture in various US musical capacities and was for a while the head of Jeannette Thurber's National Conservatory and a member of the short-lived American Opera Company. Her last appearance was as Ortrud in "Lohengrin" in 1894 at the Metropolitan Opera. Signed 2 ¼ x 3 ½ card, adds “Chicago Festival”, April 17 1885.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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