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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 8508
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Price: £18.00
  Mathilde Bauermeister

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German opera singer who for decades held the record for most performances by a female artist at the New York Metropolitan Opera, a record now held by Thelma Votipka.

Bauermeister made her debut at the Met on November 11, 1891, as Amore in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. She specialized in comprimario (supporting) roles. Her most frequent performances at the Met were as Marthe in Gounod's Faust (199 performances), Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen (144), Lady of Honor in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots (100), Gertrude in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette (98), and Mamma Lucia in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana (97). These roles account for well over half of her 1,062 performances at the Met. She sang the role of Giovanna in Verdi's Rigoletto 44 times, including on the occasion of Enrico Caruso's debut with the Met.

Her last performance at the Met, on March 17, 1906, was as Berta in a matinee performance that included Act II of Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

She died in England in Herne Bay.

This is a very fine signature and date (November 15th 1872) in ink on a slip of paper (3.5" x 2"), laid to card. In very good condition.