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    					  Milka Ternina 
				     Table of Contents     					  Anton Van Rooy

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Marie Van Cauteren

Marie Van Cauteren


, French soprano from Metz in Alsace-Lorraine who grew up in Kentucky, studied at the Paris Conservatory and made her debut in Toulouse as the Queen in Huguenots. Her American debut was in May 1892 in Philadelphia, where she sang such leading roles as Violetta, Santuzza, Marguerite, and Dinorah.
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She appeared first at the Metropolitan Opera as Mercedes in Carmen on November 26, 1894, a performance that featured Zélie De Lussan in the title role, Melba as Micaela, and Edouard De Reszke as Escamillo. Aside from two performances as Elvira in Don Giovanni and a substitution as Urbain, she was heard at the Met only in secondary roles. During 1902-03, the last of her seven seasons with the company, she sang Flora in Traviata, Mercedes, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, a Maid of Honor in Huguenots, the Marquise in Fille du Régiment, Gerhilde in Walküre, a Genie in The Magic Flute, and Elvira on tour in Pittsburgh. She was paid $50 per week, or $1,107.15 for 22 weeks and one day. She sang thirty-six times. Marie Van Cauteren, who was married to Ludovico Viviani, later taught in New York, and secured a testimonial from a famous colleague, Pol Plançon.

FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Marquise): Side 4/Band 4

WALKÜRE (Gerhilde): Side 10/Bands 5-8

    					  Milka Ternina 
				     Table of Contents     					  Anton Van Rooy