Etelka Gerster

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Etelka Gerster

Etelka Gerster (25 June 1855, Košice – 20 August 1920, Pontecchio) was a Hungarian soprano. She debuted in Italy in 1876 and sang in London the following year.

Etelka Gerster 1878 New York

In 1878, she was performing in the Academy of Music in New York City where she was considered one of the leading singers of her time. Her daughter was wife to the conductor Fritz Reiner.

Gerster lost her voice soon after her child was born and never sang again. From 1896 until 1917, she taught singing in Berlin.[1]

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  1. ^ One of her "failed" students was noted diva Lotte Lehmann.

Sources[edit]

  • Enciklopedia Slovenska. II. zväzok. Bratislava, 1978. VEDA
  • Seeger, Horst: Opernlexikon. 3. ... überarb. ... Aufl. Berlin, 1986. Henschelverlag. ISBN 3362000142

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