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Mary Garden

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Scottish
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1967

About Mary Garden:

Mary Garden (20 February 1874 – 3 January 1967) was a Scottish operatic soprano with a substantial career in France and America in the first third of the 20th century. She spent the latter part of her childhood and youth in the United States and eventually became an American citizen, although she lived in France for many years and eventually retired to Scotland, where she died.

Described as "the Sarah Bernhardt of opera", Garden was an exceptional actress as well as a talented singer. She was particularly admired for her nuanced performances which employed interesting uses of vocal color. Possessing a beautiful lyric voice that had a wide vocal range and considerable amount of flexibility, Garden first arose to success in Paris during the first decade of the 20th century. She became the leading soprano at the Opéra-Comique; notably portraying roles in several world premieres, including Mélisande in Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (1902). She worked closely with Jules Massenet, in whose operas she excelled. Massenet notably wrote the title role in his opera Chérubin (1905) for her.

In 1907, Oscar Hammerstein convinced Garden to join the Manhattan Opera House in New York where she became an immediate success. By 1910 she was a household name in America and Garden appeared in operas in several major American cities; including performing with the Boston Opera Company and the Philadelphia Opera Company. Between 1910 and 1932 Garden worked in several opera houses in Chicago. She first worked with the Chicago Grand Opera Company (1910–1913) and then joined the Chicago Opera Association in 1915, ultimately becoming the company's director in 1921. Although director for only one year, Garden was notably responsible for staging the world premiere of Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges before the company went bankrupt in 1922. Shortly thereafter she became the director of the Chicago Civic Opera where she commissioned the opera Camille by 28-year-old composer Hamilton Forrest. She sang roles at the Civic Opera until 1931, notably in several United States and world premieres.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
2Depuis le jour Popularity:

Opera: LouiseComposer: CharpentierAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Louise
3D'amour l'ardente flamme Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
4Il était un Roi de Thulé Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
5Il est doux il est bon Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Salomé
6En vain, pour éviter Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles:
7Autrefois un roi de Thule Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
8L'amour est une vertu rare Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
9Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
10Dio pietoso Popularity:

Opera: RisurrezioneComposer: AlfanoAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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