Anna Case (October 29, 1888 – January 7, 1984; aged 95) was an American soprano. She recorded with Thomas Alva Edison, who used her voice extensively in "tone tests" of whether a live audience could tell the difference between the actual singer and a recording. In addition to recordings for Edison Records on both phonograph cylinder and Diamond Disc, Case recorded for Victor and Columbia Records, and made sound film for Vitaphone.
In 1919 Case appeared in the silent drama film The Hidden Truth (1919). She also appeared in documentaries about sound recording.
1915 Edison recording of La sonnambula. Ah! Non credia mirarti, performed by Anna Case
- Slusher, Jon. "Historical display at 47 Leigh St. in Clinton a ‘work in progress'", Hunterdon Review, June 4, 2009. Accessed May 29, 2013. "Another prominent resident was Anna Case, who sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and married town resident John McKay."
- "American Premiere of 'Boris Godounoff' Wednesday". The New York Times. March 12, 1913. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
Boris Godounoff, the Russian opera by Moussorgsky, will be the feature of next week's repertoire at the Metropolitan Opera House, where it will have its first American hearing on Wednesday evening. It will be conducted by Mr. Toscanini, and the cast will include Madames Homer, Case, Sparkes, Maubourg, and Duchene, and Messrs. Didur, Althouse, Rothier, Reiss, Bada, De Segurola, Rossi, Audisi, Reschiglian, and Kreidler.
- Anna Case on Internet Movie Database
- on YouTube (accessed 7 February 2010).
- K. J. Kutsch & Leo Riemens, A Concise Biographical Dictionary of Singers (Clifton Park, NY: Chilton Book Company, 1969).
- See Clarence Mackay.
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