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Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Video footage: 1950s: opera singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink smiles on boat with women. Ruth St. Denis directs women in white gowns to dance outdoors on stage and field.
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Definition of the noun ernestine schumann-heink

What does ernestine schumann-heink mean as a name of something?


  1. United States operatic contralto (1861-1936)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Ernestine Schumann-Heink: Schumann-Heink
    • instance of: contralto = a woman singer having a contralto voice


Who is Ernestine Schumann-Heink?

Ernestine Schumann-Heink, née Rössler, was a celebrated German Bohemian, later American, operatic contralto, noted for the size, beauty, tonal richness, flexibility and wide range of her voice.

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Google previewThe Music Magazine-musical Courier (1918)

Of the many prima, donnas whom the present generation has had occasion to admire and thrill over, Ernestine Schumann-Heink is the most popular with that vast army of the public who demand something more than mere voice in artists.

Google previewReforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes] (2017)

by Jeffrey A. Johnson

Washington, John Phillips Sousa, operatic sopranos Ernestine Schumann-Heink and Amelida Galli-Curci, Salvation Army General Evangeline Booth, suffragist Carrie ...

Google previewThe Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1994)

by Julie Anne Sadie, Rhian Samuel

Many leading singers performed Lang's songs, including Ernestine Schumann-Heink, who favoured An Irish Love Song as an encore.

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