Jeanette MacDonald (1907 - 14 Jan 1965): American soprano. She
sang musical comedy in New York before embarking in her highly
successful career in Hollywood musicals. She also appeared in a series
of successful operettas. She made her operatic debut (1940s) as
Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, in Canada, and then sang Marguerite
(Faust) at the Chicago Opera.
Russian baritone Maximilian Maksakov. He studied with Everardi and
began singing in small cafés. He was a diminutive man with a dramatic
voice, which was said to lack charm and flexibility. Like other Russian
singers of his era, he became an impresario with visions of reforming
opera. Ultimately, his efforts proved futile and after suffering financial
loss he returned to the standard repertory.
German soprano Therese Malten (Isterburg: 1855-1930) as Elisabeth
in Tannhäuser. She studied with Gustav Engel in Berlin. She made her
debut (1873) in Dresden as Pamina (Zauberflöte) becoming a mainstay
there for thirty years. She was a frequent guest at Bayreuth. which
earned for her a personal success as an actress and singer.
Zinaida Mamonova: As Cherubino. Italian mezzo-soprano Eugenia Mantelli (1860-1926). She made her debut in 1883. She appeared at the Metropolitan Opera for six seasons. She was noted for her Urbain (Les Huguenots), Amneris (Aida), and Ortrud (Lohengrin). This postcard, which dates from 1906, advertises her appearances with the English Grand Opera Company, which toured the United States.The Contralto From the Metropolitan Makes Her Debut at Hyde & Behman’s [Brooklyn]. The Italian is billed as a mezzo-soprano, although nothing has happened to that fine lower register with which she has rung out the music of Azucena and Amneris for a good many seasons at the temple of fashion. She sang yesterday with all the richness and power of voice which have made her a favorite…. The smaller theater … gave her an opportunity to show that she can sing runs and trills with the smoothness and ease of her soprano sisters. 1902 Dec 02 Brooklyn Eagle.
Lucille Marcel (1877 - 22 Jun 1921) American soprano. Studied with Jean De Reszke. Debut (1903) at the Opéra-Comique as Mallika (Lakmé) under the name Madame Marcelle. Engaged in Vienna by Weingartner, whom she later married. Boston Opera. First U.S. Djamileh. French soprano Blanche Marchesi (1863-1940) was the daughter of the great French vocal teacher, Mathilde Marchesi. Blanche made her debut (1900) in Prague as Brünnhilde.Blanche Marchesi, the Baroness de Cacamisi … standing like a goddess at the head of the piano in her home, amid the works of all arts that she has patiently collected with the rare knowledge and intuition of a Spitzer, singing one of Schubert’s song, every word of which is felt as if it were coined in the innermost recessed of the heart and pronounced by lips which knew the secret of magnetic inspiration. Blanche Marchesi is the personification of song which holds the modern mind in sway because it possesses all than man has thought, has felt and has suffered. She is the perfect type of the coming singing. Emma Bullet. Brooklyn Eagle, 4 Nov 1894. Adolphe Maréchal (Liege: 26 Sep 1867 - Brussels: 1935): Belgian tenor. Studied at the Conservatoire and sang throughout the French provincial theaters. Debut (1891) in Dijon. In 1895 he was engaged at the Opéra-Comique. He was Julien in the world premiere of Louise. He was also involved in the first performances of Grisélidis (1901), Le Reine Fiammette (1903) with Mary Garden, le Chemineau (1907), and Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame at the Monte Carlo Opera. He also appeared with great success at the Palais Garnier, Nice, Moscow, and Brussels.