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Roxy King (Soprano) (Alliance, Ohio, USA 1878 - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro ?)
When she was 13 year old, her family went toBrazil. At the age of 16, she appeared inRio de Janeiroin Alberto Nepomuceno’s opera ‘’Artemis’’. She sang so successfully, that she was sent to the additional education toEurope, where she studied singing under Selma Nicklass-Kempner at the Berlin Conservatory. In 1901 she made her debut at the Theater des Westens inBerlinas Milada in B. Smetana’s opera ‘’Dalibor’’. In 1902 she was engaged by theHofoper inBerlin, where she substituted for the famous Lilli Lehmann as Donna Anna in ‘’Don Giovanni’’. She had their great success as Selika in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Africaine’’, this role she sang in one single season 60 times at theHofoper. She appeared at theHofoper inBerlinlike at the Theater des Westens inBerlinas a partner of so famous singers like Enrico Caruso and Francisco d'Andrade. She also added some roles to her stage repertoire from operas of R. Wagner: Senta in"Fliegenden Holländer", Venus in ‘’Tannhäuser’’ and Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’. In 1908 she visited her family inBrazil. There she married and retired from the stage. She worked later inBrazilas pedagogue.
Chronology of some appearances
1901 Berlin Theater des Westens
1902 Berlin Hofoper
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