Distinguished Dramatic Soprano
1848 – 1929 A.D.
Lilli Lehmann, a distinguished soprano, born in Würzburg, Bavaria. After singing successfully in various European cities, she was engaged as principal soprano at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, where from 1885 to 1890 she helped accomplish the final triumph of Wagner’s music. In 1888 she was married to teh tenor, Paul Kalisch.
Lilli Lehmann had a voice of superb quality and volume, and was one of the greatest Wagnerian singers of her day, unsurpassed in the rôles of Brünhilde and Isolde.
Her autobiography, My Path Through Life, translated by Alice B. Selgmann, was published in New York in 1914.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.