Madam Grace Hall Riheldaffer American Soprano
RALPH B. ALFORD
CABLE BLDG, CHICAGO, ILL.
OF the personality of Madame Riheldaffer, one can gain some faint idea through the following, written by Mr. Hunt Cooke in the Dothan, Alabama Journal after her recital in Dothan.
Madame Riheldaffer in temperament suggests a Hungarian, in beauty a Spanish Senora, in vivacity a girl from France, and her voice is as though it had developed in sunny Italy, making her a truly composite American type.
Of her Art, so much has already been written that there is nothing left to say. Seldom, indeed, has an artist so won her way into the hearts of the people from one end of the United States to the other, and even up into Canada, as has this charmingly unaffected and wonderfully gifted American artist-woman.
To hear her once is to wish to hear her again and again, and her concerts are almost turned into receptions, so truly do her audiences wish to convey to her the joy which the spirit of her message of song inspires.
Her repertoire includes many entire Opera roles, all the standard Oratorios, all the important Grand Opera arias for coloratura soprano, many of the Classics as well as the modern songs and ballads, and all the old time songs, so dear to the hearts of the great mass of the people.
Madame Riheldaffer sings in Italian, German, French, and has an unusually clear, pure enunciation of her native tongue — English.
Her recent Tour of Canada and the Pacific Coast has been one continual ovation, with repeated requests for re-engagements.
Everywhere announced as one of the GREATEST AMERICAN SOPRANOS, the Press of the country has conceded to Madame Riheldaffer her right to this well-earned title.
Excerpts from the Press
Salem, Oregon—“Oregon Statesman”:
ARTIST PLEASES SALEM AUDIENCE Madame RIHELDAFFER Wins Hearts of Local Music Enthusiasts.
Prolonged applause from the opening number to the happy end was given the great American Soprano, Madame Grace Hall RIHELDAFFER, who appeared in concert last night at the Armory. It was the opening concert of the season and over 1500 people filled the Armory.
Madame RIHELDAFFER won the hearts of her audience with her genuinely gracious smile as soon as she appeared on the stage. Her voice is a high coloratura dramatic soprano, and its sweetness called forth two encores to the first number. She responded with Eckert's Swiss Echo Song, a number wherein her audience felt a sense of bodily detachment and delightful transportation to the chalets of the Alps.
A lovely bouquet of carnations was presented the artist, and she paused and addressed the audience. The speaking qualities of her voice share the wonder of her singing tones.
Chicago, Ill.—<“>The Western Musical Herald
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