Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 17, 2015

Elizabeth Parkina (Soprano) (1878, Oct, Butler, Kansas City - 1922, 10/6, Colorado Springs)

Her real name was Elizabeth Parkinson. She studied under Mathilde Marchesi in Paris and made her debut in 1902 at the Opéra-Comique of Paris in ‘’Lakmé’’ by L. Delibes. In London (Covent Garden) she appeared as Musetta in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Siebel in ‘’Faust’’. She substituted for prima donna Nellie Melba as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’. In 1905 she undertook an Australia tour. She retired from the stage early and after 1907 never performed. She died after long illness.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Paris Opéra-Comique
1904-1907 London Covent Garden


G&T, London 1904-02-13
Villanelle (dell'Acqua) 3515 5056b

G&T, London 1904-11-02
Should he upbraid? (Bishop) 3586 6201b
Killarney (Balfe) 3587 6204b

G&T, London 1904-11-30
I know a lovely garden (d'Hardelot) 3588 6292b
The little grey linnet (Willeby) 3583 6289b

G&T, London 1906-06-02
La serenata (Tosti) 3659 8225b

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