Braslau, Sophie (1888–1935)
Braslau, Sophie (1888–1935)
American contralto. Born Aug 16, 1888, in New York, NY; died Dec 22, 1935, in NY, NY; dau. of Abel Braslau and Lascha (Goodelman) Braslau (both Russian-Jewish immigrants); attended Institute of Musical Art in NY; never married; no children.
Particularly noted for her 3-octave range as well as volume and quality of voice, studied voice with Arturo Buzzi-Peccia; received contract with Metropolitan Opera (1913), debuting as A Voice in Parsifal; performed many roles at Met, including title role in Shanewis and parts in Tosca, Hänsel und Gretel, L'Amore dei Tre Re, Madame SansGêne, L'Oracolo, and Carmen; made 1st concert appearances in Cleveland and Baltimore (1914); gave 1st NY recital at Aeolian Hall (1916) and last performance at Metropolitan (1920), in favor of concert work in US and abroad; toured England, Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries (1931); made last public appearance (1934) in NY at Lewisohn Stadium.
"Braslau, Sophie (1888–1935)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 26, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/braslau-sophie-1888-1935
"Braslau, Sophie (1888–1935)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Retrieved August 26, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/braslau-sophie-1888-1935
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.