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Nordica, Lillian

Lillian Nordica (nôr´dĬkə), 1857–1914, American soprano, b. Farmington, Maine, as Lillian Norton. She studied in Milan, where she made her operatic debut in 1879. She sang in St. Petersburg, Paris, and London and in 1883 made her debut at the Academy of Music, New York City, and in 1890 at the Metropolitan Opera. Although most famous for Wagnerian roles, added to her repertory in 1894 when she sang at Bayreuth, she was equally capable in such florid roles as that of Marguerite in Faust.

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Nordica, Lillian [ Lillian Norton] (b Farmington, Maine, 1857; d Batavia, Java, 1914). Amer. soprano. Concert débuts NY 1876, London 1878, under name Lilly Norton. Milan 1879 (as ‘Nordica’) as Elvira (Don Giovanni). Paris début 1882; NY (Acad. of Mus.) 1883; CG 1887; NY Met 1891. First Amer. to sing at Bayreuth, 1894 ( Elsa in Lohengrin). Became noted singer of Isolde, Brünnhilde, and Kundry in USA and Europe from 1895 to her death.

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