Leonora Sparkes (1879-1969)
Leonora Sparkes (1879-1969) in 1917.
- Profession: Mezzo-soprano.
- Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 00-00-1879 Gloucestershire, England.
- Died: 08-06-1969 Erie, Pennsylvania, America. Aged 90.
- Buried: Unknown.
- 1909 Opera New York 13-01-1909.
- 1909 Opera New York 16-01-1909.
- 1909 Opera New York 18-01-1909.
- 1909 Opera New York 21-01-1909.
- 1909 Opera Philadelphia 26-01-1909.
- 1909 Opera New York 27-02-1909.
- 1909 Opera New York 26-03-1909.
- 1910 Opera New York 05-03-1910.
- 1910 Opera New York 09-03-1910.
- 1910 Opera New York 17-03-1910.
- 1910 Opera New York 21-03-1910 (Last opera conducted by Gustav Mahler).
- 1910 Westbound 18-10-1910 until 25-10-1910 S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II - Concert 24-10-1910 (piano).
Leonora Beatrice Sparkes was a British-American mezzo-soprano who performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the 1910s. She was born in 1879 in Gloucestershire, England to Jacob Sparkes and Elizabeth Mountain.
Andreas Dippel heard her sing at Covent Garden and offered her a contract at the Metropolitan Opera in 1908. Sparkes appeared in the American premiere of Boris Godunov at the Metropolitan Opera as Tsarevna Xenia Borisovna of Russia on 19-03-1913 with Arturo Toscanini conducting.
Sparkes sang with Enrico Caruso three times, including in the MET's production of Aida in 1913. Her career was primarily spent in London and New York, but she also sang in Paris.
- Written by Super User