Eleonora de Cisneros


Eleonora de Cisneros Biography

Countess Eleonora de Cisneros (Oct. 31 1878" Feb. 3, 1934) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano

Born in New York City as Eleanora Broadfoot, she received her earliest education at St. Agnes Seminary in Brooklyn. She studied singing under Mme. Murio Celli in New York, and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1899. In 1901 she married Count François G. de Cisneros, a Cuban journalist. Between 1900 and 1906 she sang in more than 40 operatic roles in Rome, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, St. Petersburg, London, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Melbourne. In 1907 she was Oscar Hammerstein's leading mezzo soprano at the Manhattan Opera House, New York. In 1910 she joined the Chicago Opera Company. During World War I she was a major promoter of liberty bonds.

Sources

  • Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James and Paul S. Boyer. Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1971) p. 450-451.



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