- Bonnie Elizabeth Fleming
(b 1830, Cologne, Germany; d New York, NY, Aug 4, 1880). American bass. He served for a time in the German Army then held a position in the Custom-house at Cologne. His warm, rich vocal quality attracted the attention of an opera manager, who initiated his training as a musician and then facilitated his career as an operatic vocalist. Franosch was subsequently very successful throughout Germany and also in Russia. He immigrated to the United States in ...