Cahier, Mme Charles

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Cahier, Mme Charles [née Layton-Walker, Sarah Jane] (b Nashville, Tenn., 1870; d Manhattan Beach, Calif., 1951). Amer. mezzo-soprano. Début in opera, Nice 1904. Vienna Opera 1907–11 under Mahler's direction, when she sang Carmen and various Wagner roles. NY Met 1912–14 (début as Azucena in II trovatore). Taught at Curtis Inst. Soloist in f.p. in 1911 (Munich) of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, cond. Walter.