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THE HARRY LEITER LIGHT OPERA COMPANY figure figure The Harry Leiter Li g ht Opera Company HARRY A. LEITER HAZEL HUNTLEY figure MARTHA COOK JOSEPH KENDRICK People today, as never before, are craving better things in music. In response to this growing demand, the Affiliated Lyceum and Chautauqua Association managers present the Harry Leiter Light Opera Company. This company of artists presents the best—and only the best—in oratorio, concert and costumed operatic selections. The Leiter Light Opera Company can do this in most satisfactory manner, for each member of the organization is a talented musician of strong musical foundation and extensive education. All have splendidly trained and beautiful solo voices,—fresh, rich and sweet. All are finished musicians—which fact has much to do with the very remarkable ensemble effects of their programs. There will ever be a popular craving for the old familiar opera scenes. The person is musically dead indeed, who does not long to hear and see AGAIN the gems from such old favorites as The Mikado , LaBoheme , Robin Hood , Il Trovatore ,—and the rest—for you know them all. In all the old operas there stands out in the mind's eye some distinctive and lasting picture, and some distinctively fascinating melody. These are the pictures which the Leiter Company actually bring before you—the old sweet harmonies which will tug away at your heartstrings as they did the first time you heard them. The operatic scenes are staged in costume, thus adding materially to the effectiveness of the pictures from the old classics. The oratorio and concert selections cover a wide range and are handled with the same artistic finesse that characterizes the work in the operatic numbers. The program includes the most modern of the concert masterpieces as well as the older selections from familiar oratorios. The solo and duet work also covers a wide field in musical literature. DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS ALL HARRY LEITER, baritone. This company is under the direction of Mr. Leiter, for several years a well known figure in musical circles of the middle west. Mr. Leiter is a noted young baritone whose rich rare quality and splendid technique has won for him distinction in select musical circles. As a soloist he has few equals in the Lyceum field. His voice is one of unusual depth and quality, and his work always pleases. Mr. Leiter takes especial pride in the company of artists he has chosen to assist him in the Harry Leiter Light Opera Company. HAZEL HUNTLEY, contralto, is an artist of exceptional ability and wide experience. She has been an active participant in Chicago musical affairs and for some years has been soloist in the first Congregational church of Evanston. This fact is in itself the highest recommendation of her musicianship. MARTHA COOK, soprano, in the Harry Leiter Light Opera Company comes to the Affiliated Bureau with finest recommendations. She, too, is an artist who has attracted wide attention with her work throughout the middle west. She has a voice of remarkable purity and flexibility, and sings with unusual feeling. She has a gracious personality that aids not a little in making her work triumphant. JOSEPH KENDRICK, tenor, has decided gifts in his artistry. For ten years Mr. Kendrick has been the tenor soloist in Chicago's Woodland Park Presbyterian church. He has also been an active member of the select Chicago Mendelssohn Club. He is qualified in every way to meet the difficult requirements of the ensemble work of the Harry Leiter Light Opera Company. He has a voice of rare beauty. HARRISON W. BURCH has been associated with Mr. Leiter for several years as pianist. He has rare ability as an accompanist and also as a soloist, and holds an enviable place among younger American pianists. Mr. Burch is a thorough musician and has an ideal technique far above the average in the Lyceum field. Like the others, Mr. Burch is an artist. LAVISH ENDORSEMENT OF HIGH CLASS ARTISTS Harry Leiter again charmed the vast audience with his magnificent voice. He well sustained the words of commendation which had preceded him. Connersville was fortunate in being able to have this young man. He sings with great ease and has no difficulty in filling every nook and corner of the large auditorium. His singing called forth many expressions of delight.— Connersville, Indiana. Mr. Leiter's work in the role of Ko-Ko brings back happy recollections of De Wolf Hopper, by whom the role was made famous in America.— The Republican, Brookville, Penn. Harry Leiter made a decided hit as Ko-Ko.— Correctionville, Ia. Mr. Leiter sang the Prologue from Pagliacci with a splendid interpretation and voice. He responded with a pleasing encore number which was well received by the large audience.— The Mirror, Warren, Pa. The second part of the program was the singing of selections from The Mikado, in which the ability of the entertainers was shown in their acting as well as their singing. Harry Allen Leiter, who took the part of the lord high executioner, was forced to sing The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring no less than seven times to satisfy the audience.— Racine, Wis Miss Hazel Huntley has a deep contralto voice, rich in quality, wide in range, and her selections were given with finesse. One of the features adding much to the enjoyment of the afternoon was her splendid enunciation.— The Times, Rock Island, Ill. Miss Huntley, contralto, possesses a voice of remarkable sweetness and quality. Her recitative of the angel in the first part (Elijah) was unusual both in interpretation and effectiveness. The Daily Illini, Champaign, Urbana, Ill. Hazel Huntley, the contralto soloist of the evening, was the most consistent member of the quartet. There was excellent artistry in her work. She was most successful in her opening aria, Oh Thou That Tellest (Messiah).— News-Index, Evanston, Ill. Before Martha Cook had sung half a dozen measures everyone knew that she was a singer. When she had finished there was a burst of applause as spontaneous as if she had been the greatest artist in the land. She was recalled several times. Martha Cook can sing. She has the voice, the understanding, and a most charming personality.— New York Musical Courier. Surely no finer interpretation of Brahms' Springtime Mood, could have been given, than that in which Miss Martha Cook, of Minneapolis, appeared, her soprano voice, with its irresistible lifting quality giving the essential note to the leading part.— Duluth Herald. Mr. Joseph Kendrick presented Wher'er You Walk (Handel) Dreams (Wagner) and Hallelujah (Hummel) which were done in a very artistic manner. His tones were rich and full. He has a voice very suitable for oratorio and sacred cantata, it having the proper range, and quality very beautiful. These three numbers gave him splendid opportunity to display the luscious voice Mr. Kendrick possesses. He is one of our most popular tenors.— Music News, Chicago, Ill. Mr. Joseph Kendrick sang the part of Nanki-Poo. His splendid tenor voice and pleasing stage appearance brought him in instant favor.— Suburban Times, Des Plaines, Ill. Mr. Harrison Burch displayed splendid ability, superb technique, rare feeling.— Philadelphia North American. Mr. Burch proved himself a master of the piano.— Daily Times, Erie, Pa. Mr. Burch was especially good in his Chopin group, displaying admirable technique and true feeling.— Evening Post, Chicago, Ill. A_true artist at the piano.— State College, Pa. H. W. BURCH, Pianist AFFILIATED LYCEUM & CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED Serving the English-Speaking Peoples of the World LONDON-BOSTON-ATLANTA-TORONTO-PITTSBURG-CLEVELAND CHICAGO-DALLAS-BOISE-CALGARY-PORTLAND-AUCKLAND-SYDNEY Designed and Printed by Wm. King Service, Chicago figure COSTUMED CLASSICS
|Title||The Harry Leiter Light Opera Company|
|Publisher||Wm. King Service|
|Place of Publication||United States -- Illinois -- Chicago|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Opera singers|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Leiter, Harry A.
Burch, Harrison W.
|Corporate Name Subject||Harry Leiter Light Opera Company|
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