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Maria Gay: Spanish mezzo (13 Jun 1879 - 20 Jul 1943): Discovered while singing in a prison. She had been arrested for singing a revolutionary song. Debut Brussels, 1902, Carmen. London CG, Met, Chicago. Married to tenor Giovanni Zenatello. She and her husband discovered Lily Pons. French-born baritone Eugenio Giraldoni (1871-1924) was the son of two famous singers. His upbringing in such musical surroundings served him well when he successfully created the role of Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca (1900). He had a large and expressive voice ideally suited to singing above the orchestra during the Act I Te Deum. Edoardo Garbin (1865-1943): Italian tenor. Garbin made his debut (1891) as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, in Vicenza. He appeared in several world premieres besides Zazà, including the roles of Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, Guevara in Franchetti's Cristoforo Colombo, and Montemezzi's Giovanni Gallurese. French soprano Louise Grandjean (1870-1934) had a reputation as a great interpreter of Wagnerian roles. She was hired immediately for the Opéra-Comique after very successful studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur. Her debut (1893) was in Le Pre-aux-Clercs. She was Alice Ford in the first French Falstaff (1894). Her Paris Opéra debut (1895) was as the Page in Tannhäuser, and even in that role she exhibited a sumptuous voice of dramatic timbre. During her tenure she participated in the creation of Déjanire in Astarté, Phedre in Ariane, Anita in La Catalane, and Nemorosa in La Foret. It was at the Paris Opéra that she developed her reputation as a Wagnerian, which began with her interpretation of Magdelaine in the first (1897) French Maîtres-Chanteurs (Die Meistersingers). In 1904 she was honored by receiving an invitation to Bayreuth to sing the role of Venus in Tannhäuser. Seen here in Le Créspuscule des dieux (Wagner).  
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Mizzi Günther: Bohemian soprano (8 Feb 1879 - 18 Mar 1961). She made her debut (1897) in Hermannstadt. In Vienna, she became the great operetta diva. She sang the title role in the world premiere (30 Dec 1905: Theater au der Wien) of The Merry Widow, and repeated her triumph in that role in London and Paris. German baritone Otto Goritz (1873-1929). He made his debut (1895) in Neustrelitz as Matteo in Fra Diavolo. In 1903 he accepted an invitation to appear at the Metropolitan Opera, where he was a highly successful interpreter of Wagner roles. In his 14 seasons at the Metropolitan he appeared over 400 times in 23 different roles. His most performed roles were Peter in Hänsel und Gretel, Klingsor in Parsifal, Alberich in Siegfried, and Beckmesser in Meistersinger. Romanian tenor Trajan Grosevescu (1894-1927). He began his career at the Bucharest Opera. In 1924 he began a series of appearances in Vienna and Berlin. The promising career of this artist was ended when, after an opera performance in Vienna, he was fatally shot by his wife in a fit of jealous rage.
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