Elise de Nys Kutscherra

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Arriving in the US in 1914

Elise de Nys Kutscherra was an operatic soprano.


She was born Elise Kutscherra in Prague in 1872. Her Paris Opéra debut was on June 15, 1896 as Sieglinde in Die Walküre. She had her American concert debut under the direction of Walter Damrosch in 1894.[1] In 1914 she performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and announced that she would move her school to the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Mme. Kutscherra to Have Music Festival in Paris". New York Times. August 17, 1927. Retrieved 2011-11-05. Elise Kutscherra, who first appeared on the American concert stage under the direction of Walter Damrosch in 1894, has recently reopened her studio in Paris ... 
  2. ^ "Mme. Kutscherra To Stay. Europe No Longer The Home of Music Says Belgian Prima Donna" (PDF). New York Times. November 22, 1914. Retrieved 2011-11-05. When I was here almost twenty years ago, New York had not become the great musical center, but now it has changed ...