Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 29, 2016

Helen Stanley (Soprano) (Cincinnati, Ohio / state, USA 24. 2. 1889 † Pennsylvania / state, USA ? 11. 1969)

She made her debut in 1911 at the Municipal Theater in Wurzburg, where she remained during a season. After her return to USA she sang in the 1912-1913 season at the Chicago Opera the following parts: Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’, Maliella in ‘’I Gioielli della Madonna’’ and Princes in ‘’Cendrillon’’. In the 1913-1915 seasons she travelled around the USA with the Century Opera Company and in the 1915-1916 season was engaged again by the Chicago Opera, here she appeared with success as Donna Elvira in ‘’Don Giovanni’’ (1915). During the 1920’s she was a member of the Opera Company in Canada and at the Philadelphia Opera, where in 1928 she sang the part of Sieglinde in ‘’Walküre’’. She was married the known American concert manager Loudon Charlton. 

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Wurzburg Municipal Theater
1912-1913 Chicago Opera
1913-1915  USA Century Opera Company
1915-1916 Chicago Opera


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1 comment:

  1. Too bad the selection is so short. I was beginning to like the quality of the voice. She is quite impressive. Would like to hear more of her.