MYRNA SHARLOW Soprano
Boston Opera Company, Boston
Royal Opera Company, Covent Garden, London
Anglo-American Grand Opera Company, Paris
Chicago Opera Company, Chicago
Myrna Sharlow Replaces Madame Melba
WHILE it was purely the accidental circumstance of Madame Melba's indisposition just before a scheduled appearance in La Boheme at the Boston Opera House last March, that abruptly lifted Myrna Sharlow to the position of prominence she now occupies, her engagement for the Season 1915–16 with the Chicago Opera more than justifies that recognition of her unique ability.
Considering Maestro Campanini's standard for his Opera next Season, and the great number of foreign operatic artists now available, the engagement of the young American is most gratifying. This marks still another chapter in the brief history of the meteoric rise of the youngest and most gifted Soprano known to the operatic world.
Training Entirely American
ALTHOUGH Miss Sharlow has sung in the great Opera Houses of Europe, she has never studied in other than her native land. Engaged for the Boston Opera Season 1914–15, Miss Myrna Sharlow, together with many other leading artists, canceled her engagement because of the European War, and devoted the Season to Concert work. The following list, selected from her important and numerous engagements for that season, speaks eloquently of her prestige and the ever increasing respect with which she is observed by an appreciative public.
Special Engagement—eight great performances—Micaela, Carmen Century Opera, New York.
Recital, Western College, Oxford, Ohio.
Recital, Woman's Club, Louisville, Ky.
Arion Club, Webster Groves, Mo.
Private Musicale, St. Louis, Mo.
Arion Club, New York City.
Recital, Red Cross Benefit, Bridgeport, Conn.
Colony Club, New York City.
Mendelssohn Glee Club, New York City.
Recital, Columbia University, Columbia, Mo.
Recital with Mrs. Beach, Granberry School, New York.
Recital with Mrs. Beach, Tuesday Musical, Detroit, Mich.
Joint Recital—David Bispham, Boston, Mass.
Special Engagement—four great performances—Gretel and Micaela, Century Opera Co., Chicago.
Recital, His Majesty's Theater, Montreal, Ont.
Soloist, Elgay Choir, Hamilton, Ont.
Recital, Philomusian Club, Philadelphia.
Soloist, Orpheus Club, Cincinnati.
Recital (second in season), Louisville.
Recital, University Club, Lexington, Ky.
Recital, Centennial Club, Nashville, Tenn.
Soloist, Orpheus Club, Corning, New York.
Soloist, Arion Club, Newark, N. J.
Soloist, Keene Festival, Keene, N. H.
Soloist, Lyra Society, Waterbury, Conn.
Some of the many notices of her work follow and it is surprising to find from so many places the same character of praise for the young singer.
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