Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Born Tini Rössler in Prague, contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink had an unsuccessful debut in Dresden in 1878 but went on to become a Metropolitan Opera star with a repertory of 150 roles—and the mother of seven children.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ernestine Schumann-Heink." (Viewed on July 18, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/schumann-heink-1-still-image>.

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