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    					  Thomas Salignac 
				     Table of Contents     					  Ernestine Schumann-Heink

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Fritzi Scheff

Fritzi Scheff


(1879-1954), Austrian soprano from Vienna, sang at Covent Garden before making her New York debut as Marzelline in Fidelio, December 28, 1900 (her debut with the company had taken place the previous month on tour in Los Angeles, as Musetta). In 1902-03, her third and final season with the Met, Scheff appeared forty-one times, singing Micaela, Musetta, Cherubino, Urbain in Huguenots, Zerlina in Fra Diavolo, Nedda, Woglinde in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, the Wood Bird in Siegfried, Marguerite, Oscar, Papagena, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Helmwige in Walküre. She was paid $8,635.80 for the season. In 1903, Scheff abandoned opera for operetta, and appeared often in the works of Victor Herbert.

FAUST (Marguerite): Side 1/Band 5

MANRU (Ase): Side 7/Band 8

Arditi: Parla Vals: Side 12/Band 5b(?)

    					  Thomas Salignac 
				     Table of Contents     					  Ernestine Schumann-Heink