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    					  Jacques Bars 
				     Table of Contents     					  Bernard Bégué

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Mathilde Bauermeister

Mathilde Bauermeister


(1849-1926), contralto from Hamburg, spent most of her life in England, graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and making her Covent Garden debut as Siebel in an 1868 Faust with Minnie Hauk as Marguerite. She first appeared at the Met as Gertrude in Roméo, December 14, 1891, the same opening night performance that featured the debuts of Eames and the De Reszkes. 1899-1900, a typically busy season for her, saw Bauermeister singing one hundred and thirty times between tour performances of Marthe in Faust in New Haven and Frasquita in Carmen in Baltimore. During 1902-03, she sang Berta in Barbiere, Annina in Traviata, Frasquita, Giovanna in Rigoletto, Marcellina in Nozze, a Lady of Honour in Huguenots, Marthe in Faust, Gertrude, Ortlinde in Walküre, Inez in Trovatore, and Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria. She was paid $2,750 for forty-nine performances. During Faust's heyday at the Met, she sang Marthe ninety-seven times. Listed as a contralto in the company's pay books, she sang soprano roles such as Marzelline in Fidelio, Amor in Orfeo, and the Shepherd in Tannhäuser.

ERNANI (Giovanna): Side 5/Bands 1, 2

FAUST (Marthe): Side 1/Band 7

WALKÜRE (Ortlinde): Side 10/Bands 5-8

    					  Jacques Bars 
				     Table of Contents     					  Bernard Bégué