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Craft
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Crossley
Carelli
Carelli
American soprano Marcella Craft (1880-1959) studied under Charles R. Adams in Boston and F. Mottino in Milan. She made her German debut (1905) in Elberfeld as Marguerite in Faust. After several other appearances throughout Germany she settled in Munich in 1909 where she remained until the outbreak of World War I. She was personally chosen by Richard Strauss to perform his reworked Salome in Munich on 21 Dec 1910. She was one of the best known American singers in Germany during her day. In 1919, Musical America reviewed a Traviata in which Craft participated: "... just why a place has not been accorded her at the Met has always been difficult to comprehend, it being generally understood that her gifts entitled her to it, and after attending her impersonation of the ill-fated Violetta that matter becomes only more inexplicable." After her retirement she settled in Riverside, CA., where she was a vocal coach. Emma Carelli: Italian soprano (12 May 1877 - 17 Aug 1928): Studied with father, composer Beniamino Carelli. Debut Altamura 1895 in Mercadante's Vestale. First Italian Tatyana. Managed Rome Opera. Made her last appearance in 1914 as Iris. She died in a automobile accident. Seen here as Iris and Lorenza. Madame Charles Cahier [orig. Sarah-Jane Layton Walker] : American contralto (6 Jan 1870 - 15 Apr 1951): Studied with Jean De Reszke. Vienna Opera, Met. Also known as Mrs. Morris Black. Seen here as Waltraute. [Note] "Sadie's" family can be easily traced through the U.S. census. Her father, I. N. Walker was a realtor and assessor in Nashville, TN. He was married to Anna Layton. Together they had five children by 1880: Lizzie, Evaline (Lena), Sarah (Sadie), Layton, and Percy. Marguerite Carré [orig. Marguerite Giraud]: French soprano (16 Aug 1880 - 26 Dec 1947): Debut Nantes as Mimi 1899. Her father was the theater director in Nantes. She married/divorced/remarried the director of Paris Opéra-Comique, Albert Carré. She created 15 roles at the Opéra-Comique. First Paris Cio-Cio-San, Snegurochka, and Salud (La vida breve).
Australian mezzo-soprano Ada Crossley (1874-1929) was a great favorite of Queen Victoria, for whom she sang five command performances. She had a soothing, dark- timbred voice. She never appeared on the stage in an opera. 
Cahier
Cahier
Cahier
Carré
Carré
Calvé
Calvé
Calvé
Emma Calvé [orig. Rosa Noémie Emma Calvet de Roquer]: French soprano (15 Aug 1858 - 6 Jan 1942): Studied with Marchesi and others. Debut Monnaie 1882 as Marguerite. Created Suzel (L'amico Fritz), Anita (La Navarraise), and Massenet's Sapho. First Covent Garden Santuzza, Suzel, Amy Robsart, and Salome (Hérodiade). Well known Carmen.
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