Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 11, 2016

Marie Tiffany (Soprano) (Chicago 1880, 3/7 – New York 1948, 12/4)

Her real name was Marie Burg. Her family was of Norwegian origin. As a child she came to Phoenix (Arizona) and first sang there in church choirs. She studied singing in Paris, there she became a soloist of the American church and made her debut as a member of the Compagnie Internationale Lyrique. By the entry of the USA into the war she came back in 1916 to America and was engaged by the New York Metropolitan Opera, where she made her debut in a quite small part (as a milliner) in  "Rosenkavalier". Up to 1929 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera, however, she was roofed in spite of the beauty of her voice mostly only with smaller parts. She appeared also in the premieres of G. Puccini's ''II Tabarro'' and ''Gianni Schicchi'' (14.12.1918). She sang also in the following opera premieres: ''Shanewis'' of Cadman (1918), ''L'Oiseau blue'' by Albert Wolff (27. 12. 1919), ''Cleopatra's Night'' of Henry Hadley (1921), ''Louise'' of G. Charpentier (1921), ''Zazà'' of R. Leoncavallo (1920) and ''La pure Fiammette'' by Xavier Leroux (1919). She was an excellent concert and oratorio soloist.

Chronology of some appearances

1916-1929  New York Metropolitan Opera


Edison, New York 1918-02
Mighty lak' a rose (Nevin); The prayer perfect (Nevin) 82332 BA 4588 

Edison, New York 1918-12-02/11
Mlle Modiste (Herbert): Kiss me again 80454 BA 3698

Edison, New York 1920-05-20/24
Peer Gynt (Grieg): Solvejg's song 82230 PA 29060

Brunswick, New York 1922-01?
Rock of ages (Hastings)with Lennox 5081 2702

HMV, London 1941-03-26
Psyche (Paladilhe) DA1779  0EA9223

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