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Death of singer and casting agent Lina Abarbanell

January 6, 1963

Lina Abarbanell's career spanned from Die Fledermaus to Porgy and Bess.

"Every Little Movement"

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The sheet music for Every Little Movement, popularized by Lina Abarbanell.
Courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.
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The sheet music for Every Little Movement, popularized by Lina Abarbanell.

Courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

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Lina Abarbanell

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Lina Abarbanell.
Photograph courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.
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Benson, Stephen

Lina Abarbanell.

Photograph courtesy of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.

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Julie Rosewald becomes the first woman to lead services in an American synagogue

September 20, 1884

Julie Rosewald became the first woman known to have led services at an American synagogue when she led the music, chanted portions of the worship normally reserved for a cantor, and directed the choir at San Francisco's Temple Emanu-El following the death of the congregation's cantor.

Julie Rosewald

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Julie Rosewald in unknown opera role, possibly Prascovia in L’Étoile du Nord,.
Photo from A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life, Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore, eds. (Buffalo: Charles Wells Mouton,1893), 1812.
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Julie Rosewald in unknown opera role, possibly Prascovia in L’Étoile du Nord,.
Photo from A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life, Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore, eds. (Buffalo: Charles Wells Mouton,1893), 1812.

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Julie Rosewald

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Julie Rosewald, America's first woman cantor.
Photo from: A Hundred Years of Music in America: an Account of Musical Effort in America during the Past Century, William Smythe Babcock Mathews, ed. (Chicago, G.L. Howe, 1889), p. 201.
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Julie Rosewald, America's first woman cantor.
Photo from: A Hundred Years of Music in America: an Account of Musical Effort in America during the Past Century, William Smythe Babcock Mathews, ed. (Chicago, G.L. Howe, 1889), p. 201.

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Julie Rosewald: America's first woman cantor

She wrote a book. She was an actress. She sang opera. She became a professor. She toured the world by herself. She paid her own way. She was a musical superstar.

Beverly Sills

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Beverly Sills, American opera singer.

Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.

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Beverly Sills, American opera singer.

Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.

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Labor History Landmark: No. 9 The Metropolitan Opera House

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