Herzog, Emilie, Swiss soprano; b. Ermatingen, Dec. 17, 1859; d. Aarburg, Sept. 16, 1923. She studied in Zürich and Munich. She made her debut in a minor role at the Munich Court Opera in 1880, and afterward sang in other German opera houses, including Bayreuth. In 1889 she was engaged at the Berlin Royal Opera, where she became one of the best interpreters of soubrette roles; also gave recitals in Germany as a lieder artist. She made guest appearances in the opera houses of London, Paris, Vienna, and Brussels, and in 1896 sang at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow; she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as a Flower Maiden in Parsifal on Nov. 24, 1904. Returning to Europe, she continued to sing at the Berlin Royal Opera (until 1910). She then taught at the Zürich Cons.(1910-22).
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