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She was born Ella Tordková. From 1892 to 1897 she
studied at the Conservatoire of Prague under the famous soprano Mathilde Mallinger, later in Berlin.
She made her debutin 1898 at the Czech National Theater in Prague as Marie in B.
Smetana’s ‘’The Bartered Bride’’. She was a member of this house during the
1899-1901 seasons. Here she appeared on 31. 3. 1901 in the premiere of the
opera ‘’Rusalka’’ of Antonín Dvořák in a small part. In 1901 she was engaged by
the Court Opera of Munich. In 1903 she excited a sensation, when she sang the part
of Pamina in "Zauberflöte" at the Munich festival. She had a very
successful career at the Munich Court Opera and performed in Munich in several opera
premieres of Ermanno Wolf Ferrari: ‘’Le Donne curiose’’ 27. 11. 1903/‘’I
quattro Rusteghi’’19.3.1906/ Il Segreto di Susanna 4. 12. 1909. In 1913 she
picked up her Munich engagements. She was married the Dr. Gustav Gerhäuser.
Chronology of some appearances
1898-1901 Prague National
1901-1913 Munich Court
RECORDIGNS FOR SALE
Beka, München 1906/1907 Schlafe mein Prinzchen, schlaf' ein (Mozart) 8450
Pathé, Berlin 1912?
Wanderers Nachtlied (Rubinstein) with Brodersen 54620