FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Opera Singers

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      All Opera Singers listed on this page were either born, live, or have lived in Wisconsin. Please write if you know of links for, or on-line information about, any musician listed. -- Sources
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    B  
  1. .Boatwright, Helen (mezzo-soprano) - Info ( MSS 93 - The Howard and Helen Boatwright Papers) [donated to Yale, 20 ft. of shelf space], Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Sheboygan]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  2. .Bonne, Clara (soubrette [soprano]) [Hurley]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  3. .Brock, Karl (tenor) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Great Bend, KS / UW Oshkosh 1965-1981]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
    C
  4. .Cemore, Alan (baritone) - Page ( Author ?), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  5. .Christesen, Robert (baritone) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( MetOpera Database 1 Met appearances, 1972-) [Madison]
    D  
  6. .Dobish, Gail (soprano) - Discog ( no known recordings), Page ( MetOpera Database), Info ( Oshkosh Public Library) [Oshkosh]
          [grad. Oshkosh High School 1972. / grad. Ripon College 1976. / New York, NY (grad. Juilliard School year? Master's Degree) / first appeared at the Metropolitan Opera on 4-06-1981, debuted as Fiakermilli in Arabella on 3-05-1984, 14 appearances, last known performance 3-28-1988, grad. New York U. May 2002 Master's Degree in Social Work, currently a Social Worker in New York City]
  7. .Dooley, Jeffrey (counter-tenor) - Page ( Bach Cantatas), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milton College / Milwaukee (grad. Wisconsin Conservatory of Music year?.)]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
    H  
  8. .Hastreiter, Helene (mezzo-soprano) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Louisville, KY / Madison / Varese, Italy]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
    K  
  9. .Kelly, Klesie (soprano) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [McRoberts, KY / Madison]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  10. .Ketelsen, Kyle (bass-baritone) - Page ( Bach Cantatas) [UW Madison / University of Arizona]
  11. .Kielisch, Melody (coloratura soprano) - Page ( Giorgio & Melody Kielisch) ( Festival of the Aegean, Syros, Greece) [Milwaukee]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  12. .Kraft, Jean (mezzo soprano) - Discog ( Amazon.com), Page ( MetOpera Database) [Menasha / Santa Fe, NM]
          [debuted as Flora in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera on 2-07-1970, 784 appearances, last known performance 4-05-1989]
    O  
  13. .Ollmann, Kurt (baritone) - Page ( Columbia Artists Management), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Racine]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
    P  
  14. .Palay, Elliot (tenor) - Discog ( no known recordings), Page ( Author ?) [Milwaukee]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  15. .Peterson, May (soprano) - Discog ( no known Discography), Info ( The May Peterson Collection at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Oshkosh / Austin, TX]
          [debuted as Micaela in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera on 11-29-1917, 10 appearances, last known performance 4-22-1923]
          The Texas site above has a list and MP3 files of songs she recorded, but it has no discographical information yet, i.e. when each song was recorded and/or released, what was each song's record company (possibly all on Vocalion), catalog number and Matrix number, or scans of any of the 78 rpm record labels.

  16. .Polaski, Deborah (soprano) - Page ( MusicWeb) ( Wikipedia) ( Author ?) ( MetOpera Database 39 Met appearances, 1992-2006), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Richland Center]
    R  
  17. .Reuter-Foss, Kitt (mezzo-soprano) ( UW-Madison), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Oconomowoc / Verona]
    S  
  18. .Schmiege, Marilyn (mezzo-soprano) - Page ( MetOpera Database 2 Met appearances, 1997-), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
  19. .Schon, Kenneth (bass-baritone) - Page ( MetOpera Database 50 Met appearances, 1945-1952), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
  20. .Stober, Heidi (soprano) - Page ( Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI)) ( Toy Hammer) ( Operabase) [Waukesha / Appleton (grad. Lawrence U. 2000.) / Boston, MA / Houston, TX]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]
  21. .Swensen, Robert (tenor) - Page ( Bach Cantatas) ( Eastman School of Music) [UW Madison 1996-1997 / University of Arizona 1997-2001 / Eastman School of Music 2001-]
    T  
  22. .Tamulenas, Eva (mezzo-soprano) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city? / Narva, Estonia]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera] W  
  23. .Wozniak, Krista (soprano) - Page ( Opera on Tap) ( State Repertory Opera of New Jersey) [grad. UW-Stevens Point year? / Milwaukee / Boston, MA / New York, NY]
          [never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera]  

    Other Wisconsin Opera Organizations/Venues:

  24. .Madison Opera
  25. .Milwaukee Opera Theater
  26. .Upland Hills Opera

Sources of significant amounts of information on this page:
      Kutsch-Riemens (Karl Josef Kutsch, Leo Riemens), "Sangerlexicon" ("Großes Sängerlexikon" = "Great Singers Lexicon") (CD-ROM), owned by, and translated from the German by, Brian Capon .
      Before Brian stepped in to help, five years of my personal research only resulted in finding five names of Opera Singers who lived in Wisconsin at one time. Thanks much, Brian.

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