Louise Homer

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        Contralto Louise Homer enjoyed a long career singing many of the grandest roles in the Italian, French and, later, German repertories. Her somewhat placid temperament was offset by a large, nearly flawless instrument that stood up well in ensemble to such contemporary artists as Caruso and Gigli. She was a key singer at the Metropolitan Opera from 1900 to 1919. Married to the well-known American composer, Sidney Homer, she sang a number of his songs in recital and found the time... Read more

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