Emmy Destinn

Emmy Destinn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Emmy Destinn 26 February 1878 - 28 January 1930) was a renowned Czech operatic soprano with a strong and soaring lyric-dramatic voice. She enjoyed a successful career in both Europe and at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Destinn was born Em lie Pavl na V nceslava Kittlov in Prague, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At first Destinn devoted herself to studying the violin, and intended to shine as a virtuoso on that instrument. When she was well on in her teens, however, her voice was so rich and full that she changed her mind and determined upon an operatic career. Her voice teacher since age 13 had been Marie Maria von Dreger Loewe-Destinn, and the young singer began using her teacher's surname as a tribute. She was let go after the short engagement at the Dresden Opera and declined by Prague National Theatre in 1897. Destinn debuted on 19 July 1898 at the Berlin Court Opera as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135966448
  • 9786135966442