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Annice Taylor Marshall P ersonal R epresentative: Rose M. Cassidy 2633 Hampden Court, Chicago A Prima Donna Bravissima This phrase, from a leading Florentine journal, is a significant summing up of opinion concerning the gifted singer, ANNICE TAYLOR MARSHALL. MRS. MARSHALL'S training includes study with some of the greatest masters of Europe and she was one of the last pupils of the distinguished Luigi Vannuccini, that famous teacher of many famous singers. In a triumphal tour through Italy, MRS. MARSHALL was heard in leading operatic roles and concert. The critics of Europe unite in praise of her perfection of tone—both as regards the natural voice and its placing. This tour, made before her marriage to the famous tenor, was followed by successful appearances in England and by a series of engagements in this country. Everywhere she was warmly received by press and public alike. MRS. MARSHALL'S style ranges from lyric to dramatic and she is equally at home in coloratura passages and in heroic interpretation. Her depth and clarity of tone are adapted to wide range of program. To unusual vocal gifts and training MRS. MARSHALL adds a rare and glowing personality which gives magnetic charm to the music. Her work reveals—not only good technic but subtle understanding and dramatic power. She possesses a certain flexibility of voice and temperament, which gives her work a quality of special interest and wins the allegiance of all types of listeners. She is successful in appeal to an audience of widely diversified tastes. Among her programs are those which include songs given in special costume: effects particularly suited to MRS. MARSHALL'S vivid, dramatic style. Her operatic repertoire includes all the famous and popular roles. Mrs. Marshall's musical education is of unusual interest in that, unlike most singers, she has rounded it out with an intimate knowledge of violin, piano and organ. Voice-culture, which began at the Bloomsburg Literary Institute and Normal School in Pennsylvania, was continued under a pupil of Vannuccini. This later study is responsible for that consistent following of voice-culture which—continued still further under the master himself—has proved so tremendously successful in developing the rare qualities of her voice. European Plaudits: The production of Aida at the Royal Opera, in commemoration of the King's birthday, was one not equalled for years. Mme. Loriat delighted the audience with her sweet and wonderful voice. It is regretted by all that last evening was her last appearance before departing for Constantinople and tour through Russia.— La Ravista, Athens. Her mode in interpretation and singing is eminently classical.— “Melodramitica” news from Venice. Palm Sunday Madame Loriat gave a recital in the salon of Maestro Vannuccini and was liked immensely. She has a gracious voice and manner, and has before her a roseate career.— “Il Florentino.” An artist of rare talent; has a paradise-like voice and interprets her part with a fineness and diction truly exceptional.— ”Lo Stafile,” Florence, Italy. The following are a few of the comments of the American press on the limited engagement of Mrs. Marshall in this country: THE MUSIC NEWS: ANNICE TAYLOR MARSHALL , (who, by the way, is Mrs. Charles Marshall, in private life, and who has had a foreign career in opera), made her first appearance in Chicago at Orchestra Hall last Tuesday evening. She at once showed herself the possessor of a voice of lovely quality, under excellent control. It is a voice of extraordinarily sweet and beautiful quality and flexible to the last degree. Every note is amenable to the intelligent wishes of the singer in a striking way. MUSICAL AMERICA: Mme. Annice Taylor, who in private life is the wife of Charles Marshall, tenor, gave an interesting program for the Catholic Woman's League Saturday afternoon. Her voice is a dramatic soprano, warm, flexible, and sympathetic, with ample volume. She molded it to the moods of the text, and gave musicianly and appreciative interpretations of such diverse numbers as Elsa's Dream from Lohengrin, Cimarra's Fiocca la neve, and songs by Hageman and Curran. THE MUSICAL LEADER: On the occasion of Mrs. Marshall's American debut this paper said, Annice Taylor Marshall, dramatic soprano, bids fair to duplicate the success she enjoyed in Europe, in this country. She has a voice of lovely quality and wide range which she knows how to use to best advantage. Her numbers included the 'Vissi d'Arte' from 'Tosca' and a group of modern songs by La Forge, Chadwick, Wetherby and Campbell-Tipton. MAURICE ROSENFELD: Mrs. Marshall, wife of the American Tenor, sang two operatic arias and a group of American songs. In the air from the second act of Puccini's opera, La Tosca, she revealed a voice which has a sweet quality, pure in intonation and evenly produced.— Chicago Daily News . LEWISTON JOURNAL—Lewiston, Me. Mme. Loriat has a great volume of voice, fresh and suggestive. In the role of 'Violetta' she gives an interpretation excelled by none. EDWARD MOORE: Mrs. Marshall was presented as a dramatic soprano and sang several works in a voice of pleasant quality and on pitch. Chicago Tribune . THE ITEM—Lynn, Mass. Annice Taylor Marshall is a soprano of real operatic calibre with richness in quality, wide range and wonderful executive. Her selections were calculated to show the power and tone of her voice, and in all she was especially pleasing. HERMAN DEVRIES: Mrs. Marshall sang the well-known 'Vissi d'Arte,' winning a double recall and many floral tributes. The operatic excerpt had the necessary ring and authority.— Herald Examiner .
|Title||Annice Taylor Marshall|
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|Personal Name Subject||Marshall, Annice Taylor|
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