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    					  Andreas Dippel 
				     Table of Contents     					  Johanna Gadski

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Emma Eames

Emma Eames


(1865-1952), American soprano born in Shanghai, sang at the Paris Opéra and at Covent Garden before her Met debut, on opening night, December 14, 1891, as Juliette in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, with Jean and Edouard De Reszke also appearing at the house for the first time. A leading artist at the Met for thirteen seasons, Eames sang Aida, Tosca, the Countess in Nozze di Figaro, and Juliette during the 1902-03 season; for thirteen performances, she was paid $14,972. Eames was guaranteed forty performances at a fee of $1,100 each, but illness forced the cancellation of most of them, including such familiar roles as Marguerite and Elsa. As befitted her status as one of the highest-paid artists on the roster, her contract called for sea accommodations of a cabin deluxe for two, a saloon berth for one, and second class for one.

AIDA (Aida): Side 5/Band 11

TOSCA (Tosca): Side 7/Bands 3-6

    					  Andreas Dippel 
				     Table of Contents     					  Johanna Gadski