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Figure LODESCA LOVELAND DRAMATIC SOPRANO PRESS COMMENTS One of the most charming young women from the west is LoDesca Loveland, daughter of the Reverend Dr. Frank Loveland of Indianapolis. Miss Loveland, who has spent several seasons in study with Mme. Alice Garrigue Mott in New York, gave a recital recently in Portland, Ore. She delighted an audience which filled the Heilig Theatre and gave instantaneous proof that hers is not a talent with which to be reckoned lightly. She is a true Brunnhilde in type and her voice is one of unusual beauty. She sang a varied program and throughout proved herself worthy of attention and respect. Few young women seem better equipped to make a successful career, as in addition to her well trained voice she has inherent musical feeling and excellent style. Miss Loveland will no doubt be heard before the New York public during the season which we are just entering and it is safe to predict a success for the young singer.— Musical Leader. Holyoke, Mass.— A musical happening of unusual interest was the appearance, on Dec. 10, at Knights of Columbus Hall, by Paul Dufault, the tenor, with LoDesca Loveland, soprano. * * * * Miss Loveland's singing won favor and she was vigorously acclaimed.— Musical America. Of notable interest was the concert given at the Heilig Theater in Portland, Oregon, by LoDesca Loveland, dramatic soprano of New York. The program, made up of Italian, German, French and English songs, gave Miss Loveland an opportunity to display a versatility only equalled by her fine voice and excellent tone production.— Musical America. LoDesca Loveland's dramatic soprano voice of beautiful quality and wide range has attracted the attention of music lovers in the various cities, where she has been heard. Critics predict a successful career for Miss Loveland, and repeatedly state that her fine, sparkling, ringing voice reminds one of the glorious voice possessed by Mme. Lillian Nordica when that young singer was starting in her operatic career. Miss Loveland is now filling return engagements in the large towns of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Later she will leave for the Pacific Coast, where she will sing in a series of concerts, opening with the engagement with the Apollo Club of Portland, Ore.— Musical Courier. LoDesca Loveland, dramatic soprano, sang a group of songs at the White Temple, Sept. 1st, with a wealth of voice and radiance of personality that was captivating. Miss Loveland's diction was splendid, her interpretations not overdressed and in each number she gave a distinct message.— Seattle Music and Musicians. All who were lucky enough to get into the Heilig Theatre last night—for the house was crowded to the doors—were unanimous in their conviction that Miss LoDesca Loveland, dramatic soprano, is a singer whom it is a real pleasure to hear. It is not too much to say that Miss Loveland is a new vocal star of the first magnitude, and that her fine, sparkling, ringing voice reminds one of the glorious voice possessed by Madame Lillian Nordica when that young singer was starting in her operatic career. Miss Loveland is tall and statuesque. She moves about the stage like a stately, graceful swan—and when the moment comes to unbend and relax she is a merry, laughing sunbeam. One of her greatest charms is her naturalness, absence of stage fright, and her mastery of every department of exquisite vocal expression. Her voice is of satisfying volume—so much so that in reaching to a climax there is no need to force her tones. She easily creates a half-voice effect (what the bel canto Italians call 'mezzo voce'), and here her voice still retains its silvery, ringing properties. The legato quality is there, the 'floating' tone, the pearly, distinct enunciation. That is why Miss Loveland is of the young prima donna class— The Portland “Oregonian.” Many factors contributed to the success of the Apollo Club Male Chorus concert at the Eleventh street playhouse last Monday night. Miss LoDesca Loveland, dramatic soprano, of New York City, was soloist, and her exquisite singing was a rare pleasure. She is one of the best equipped soloists who ever sang in this city, and her excellencies of vocalism are matched by few. The audience lost its heart to Miss Loveland and showed clearly that her art is a treasure. With splendid stage presence she looked like a young Valkyrie.— Portland “Oregonian.” A large audience of music lovers heard a recital given last night at the Grand Theatre by Miss LoDesca Loveland. That her voice, which is dramatic soprano, of beautiful quality and wide range, pleased those who heard the recital, was evidenced by the enthusiastic manner in which the songs were received, and altogether, the program was handled in a most efficient and artistic manner, displaying both intelligence and talent on the part of the singer. Miss Loveland's voice is well adapted to operatic work, she is not afraid of difficult passages and there is charm of originality and spontaniety in her interpretations. Miss Loveland sings with much flexibility and intelligence, knowing before she attempts her song just what effect she wishes to attain. Also there is a comfortable finesse about her work which most young singers lack—and if it were Gadski who were singing, the audience could not feel more confidence in her work—or more sure that she would overcome technical difficulties.— The Topeka “Daily Capital.” Miss Loveland is the possessor of a soprano voice of beautiful quality and wide range; she is a musician by nature and her work shows sincerity and perseverance. There were many instances of beautiful finish and artistic interpretation which gave glimpses of a brilliant future for this gifted singer.— Omaha “World-Herald.” The musical program was given by foremost artists, including LoDesca Loveland of New York. It would have been impossible to have pleased the guests more. Miss Loveland possesses a rare, sweet soprano voice, and every number was heartily received.— Hutchinson, Kansas, “News.” Miss LoDesca Loveland, of New York City, a noted concert singer, won the admiration and applause of a large Chautauqua audience here last night. Her voice is a dramatic soprano of wide range and she sings with charm and rare expression. Her phrasing and enunciation were most pleasing, and the highest note taken without effort and with the ease of a song-bird. How's My Boy was brilliantly interpreted and had a touch of dramatic fire seldom heard here.— McMinnville, Oregon, “News.” Miss Loveland gave a musical program which was greatly appreciated. Miss Loveland is one of the best singers ever heard here, of especially pleasing note being the power and resonance of her splendid voice and the unusually clear articulation. The large crowd could not hear enough of her singing.— Chelhalis, Washington, “Bee.” LoDesca Loveland pleased her hearers with a voice beautiful in quality—of magnificent power and excellent control. Her ability in the singing of the Hear Ye, Israel, was very marked because of the French songs written in lighter vein, which followed. This group she sang with ease and with that spirit so necessary to the correct interpretation of the French song.— Waterloo “Courier.” The recital given by LoDesca Loveland in this city proved to be the best musical program heard in Vinton in many years. All had heard of the remarkable progress of Miss Loveland, but none realized she had entered the class of the really great singers. From the beginning to the close of the recital every person in the large audience marveled at the beauty and sweetness of her voice, her perfect control of every note and her delightful manner—happy, engaging, free and easy. Besides being a great singr, Miss Loveland is possessed of many personal attractions and makes a delightful impression upon her audience.— Vinton “Times.” MISS LOVELAND is available for Concert, Oratorio, Recital and Parlor Musicales Address: 172 West 79th St., New York, care Mme. Mott. 18 Hampton Court, Indianapolis.
|Title||LoDesca Loveland: dramatic soprano|
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|Personal Name Subject||Loveland, LoDesca|
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