Theatre Heritage Australia - Elisabeth Kumm
Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:04

WARD, Genevieve (1837-1922)

American actress & operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Lucy Geneviève Teresa Ward; aka Countess de Guerbel. Born 27 March 1837, New York City, NY, USA. Daughter of Colonel Samuel Ward. Died 18 August 1922, Hampstead, London, England.

Opera singer turned dramatic actress based in England from 1870s. Visited Australia in 1884 as part of a world tour. First actress to be awarded a DBE, which she received in 1921.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 83.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:02

WALLER, Lewis (1860-1915)

English actor, manager & playwright. Né William Waller Lewis. Born 3 November 1860, Bilbao, Spain. Son of William James Lewis (engineer) and Carlotta Vyse. Married Florence West (actress), 1883. Died 1 November 1915, Nottingham, England, aged 55 (from pneumonia).

On stage from 1883, gaining early experience in the companies of JL Toole and Helena Modjeska. Manager of Haymarket Theatre and other theatre during 1890s with HH Morrell. Joined HB Tree's company, 1897-1900. During the 1910s, toured America, Canada and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 173.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:00

WALENN, Charles R. (1867-1948)

English actor & operatic vocalist (baritone). Né Charles Roby Walenn. Born 1868, London, England. Son of William H Walenn and Skene Charlotte --. Brother of Gerald Walenn (violinist) and Herbert Walenn (violoncellist). Married Amelia Rousbey (vocalist) 1901, London, England. Died 30 May 1948, London, England, aged 80.

Noted G. & S. performer on stage from 1880s. Visited Australia twice for J.C. Williamson Ltd, in 1914 and 1920-1921.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 241.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:58

VOGHERA, Tullio (1879-1943)

Italian conductor.

Important conductor of Italian and French opera based initially in Stockholm. Associate conductor with Toscanini at Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1909. Visited Australia in 1913 with Quinlan Opera Company when he conducted several important premieres.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 269.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:57

VINING, Hilda (1888-1917+)

English actress. Née Hilda Walters. Sister of Elizabeth Vining (actress) and Lily Vining (actress).

On stage in England and Australia. Visited Australia in 1913 for JC Williamson Ltd to perform in musical comedy.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 181.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:53

VIE, Florence (1875-1939)

English actress. Died 12 April 1939, London, England, aged 64.

On stage in England and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 188.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:51

VESTRIS, Madame (1797-1856)

English actress, vocalist & manager. Née Lucia Elizabetta Bartolozzi. Born January 1797, London, England. Daughter of Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi (art dealer) and Theresa Jansen (pianist). Married (1) Armand Vestris (dancer), 1813, (2) Charles James Mathews (actor), August 1838. Died 8 August 1856, London, England.

Important singer and actor-manager associated with the Lyceum and Covent Garden theatres in London. On stage in England from 1815.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 60.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:50

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Italian composer.

One of the best known composers of opera in the nineteeth century.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 273.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:48

VANE, Dorothy (1870-1947)

English actress & vocalist (mezzo-soprano). Née Gertrude Amy Mackenzie. Married Norman Menzies (of Menzies Hotel in Melbourne), 1898. Died 4 March 1947, London, England.

On stage in England and Australia from 1890s performing in musical comedy and G&S for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 56bis, 239.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:47

VAN DYNE, Charles

Comic vocalist.

Stage in Australia 1901-1902.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 255.

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