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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Location: Oliver Room,
Pittsburgh Music Archives #37
Box #7

GEORGE H. WILSON

SCRAPBOOK of EMMA CALVÉ, soprano

Announcements made by George H. Wilson (Manager of Carnegie Music Hall) of renowned dramatic soprano from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Emma Calvé, and her appearance on May 11, 1897 in Pittsburgh as reported in DISPATCH. She appeared with the Boston Festival Orchestra (Emil Mollenhauer, conductor)and guest artists G. Campanari, baritone, J. H. McKinley, tenor, and Katherine Bloodgood, contralto – all of New York City.

Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh had an overflow audience of about 3,000 for the concert.

The TIMES report of her “great triumph” is included.

The POST reported that “Calvé Takes Pittsburgh Captive” with her remarkable demonstration. Other papers reporting were GAZETTE, LEADER, PRESS, TELEGRAPH, NEWS, and BULLETIN.