Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernestine Schumann-Heink was a celebrated Austrian, later American, operatic contralto, noted for the size, beauty, tonal richness, flexibility and wide range of her voice. Ernestine was born as Ernestine "Tini" R ssler to a German-speaking family in the town of Lieben, Bohemia, Austrian Empire which is now known as Libe near Prague in the Czech Republic. Her father Hans R ssler was a shoe maker; while previously serving as an Austrian cavalry officer, he had been stationed in northern Italy, where he met and married Charlotte Goldman, with whom he returned to Libe . When Ernestine was three years old, the family moved to Verona. In 1866, at the outbreak of the Austro-Prussian War, the family moved to Prague, where she was schooled at the Ursuline Convent. At war's end, the Roesslers moved to Podg rze, now part of Krak w. The family moved again to Graz when Tini was thirteen. Here she met Marietta von LeClair, a retired opera singer who agreed to give her voice lessonsshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136751917
  • 9786136751917