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Cahier, Mme Charles [née Layton Walker, Sarah (Jane); Charles-Cahier, Sarah; Black, Mrs Morris]locked

  • Richard Dyer

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(b Nashville, TN, Jan 8, 1870; d Manhattan Beach, CA, April 15, 1951). American contralto. Her teachers included Jean de Reszke in Paris, Gustav Walter in Vienna and Amalie Joachim in Berlin. Two years after her operatic début in Nice (1904), she was engaged by Mahler at the Vienna Hofoper, where for six seasons she sang roles that included Carmen and several in Wagner operas. She made her Metropolitan début in ...

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