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    					  Emma Eames 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emil Gerhäuser

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Johanna Gadski

Johanna Gadski


(1872-1932), German soprano from Anklam, was first brought to New York in 1895 by Walter Damrosch, to sing with his Wagner Opera Company at the Met. After appearing for three seasons with Damrosch, she made her official Metropolitan Opera debut as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer on January 6, 1900. Gadski sang major roles with the company for sixteen seasons, leaving when America entered the First World War. An extraordinarily useful artist, she sang fifty-one performances of opera, four Sunday-night concerts, and one outside engagement during the 1902-03 season. Her roles were Elsa, Elisabeth, Valentine in Huguenots, Sieglinde, Aida, Eva, Amelia in Ballo, Pamina, Ero in Mancinelli's Ero e Leandro, Donna Elvira, Roschen in Ethel Smyth's Der Wald, and Micaela, as well as the soprano solo in Rossini's Stabat Mater. For these she was paid at the rate of $800 per performance, which, with adjustments, came to $41,100 for the season.

AIDA (Aida): Side 5/Bands 1, 9, 10

ERO E LEANDRO (Ero): Side 6/Band 9

HUGUENOTS (Valentine): Side 2/Band 2

LOHENGRIN (Elsa): Side 8/Bands 1, 2, 6, 7

TANNHÄUSER (Elisabeth): Side 9/Band 4

WALKÜRE (Sieglinde): Side 10/Band 8

    					  Emma Eames 
				     Table of Contents     					  Emil Gerhäuser