Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 29, 2016

Gertrude Rennyson (Soprano) (Boston, USA 1884 † ? 1933)

She began her education with Augusto Rotali in Boston and continued in Paris. After a tour through the USA, she again went to Europe and perfected her vocal technique under famous vocal pedagogues. In 1907 she made her debut at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1908 she appeared at the German Theater in Prague, where she had a significant success. In 1908 she made guest appearance at the Vienna Court Opera as Elisabeth in ‘’Tannhäuser’’.  In the 1908-1909 season she sang at the Court Opera in Dresden. At Bayreuth festival of 1909 she sang the part of Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’, in the 1909-1911 seasons she performed in ‘’Parsifal’’. In 1911 she gave a Sunday Night concert at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Nevertheless, she soon retired from the stage. She made a few records for Columbia.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1908 Prague German Theater
1908 Vienna Court Opera
1909 Dresden Court Opera
1909 Bayreuth festival
1911 New York Metropolitan Opera


Columbia, New York 1912-03? 
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Dich teure Halle A5427 30987

1 comment:

  1. A pleasure to hear these singers. There were so many outstanding artists no one ever heard of.