Alice Nielsen and the Gayety of Nations

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Alice Nielsen, "Southern Queen of Song," was born in Nashville and bred in Kansas City. She sang on the streets as a child before taking the vaudeville trail to San Francisco where she became a star in Tivoli's repertory production of Balfe's "Satanella." Hired by America's top group The Bostonians, Nielsen became a national hit in Victor Herbert's "The Serenade." Forming her own Alice Nielsen Company she dominated musical theatre until 1901 in London, where she jumped into grand opera in Italy. Returning to London as a Covent Garden star in "La Boheme" with Caruso, and in Mozart, before touring America in opera. Next, Nielsen joined Nordica to create a new opera company inspiring LA to declare artistic independence and Boston to build Boston Opera House in 1909. She sang at the Met and Boston, tragically sunk by a corrupt manager after WW1. Nielsen began a concert career with art songs, selling out Carnegie Hall and Chautauqua tours. Alice... More > Nielsen was Americana famed as an icon of artistic integrity.< Less
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2017 Revised Electronic
November 13, 2017
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