Theatre Heritage Australia - Elisabeth Kumm
Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:58

STEVENS, Horace (1876-1950)

Australian operatic vocalist (bass-baritone). Né Horace Ernest Stevens. Born 26 October 1876, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Son of Horace Stevens (dentist) and Fanny Gittins. Married (1) Nellie Chapman, 1905, (2) Ella Elizabeth Hallam, 1934. Died 18 November 1950, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in England Australia from 1919. Noted Wagnerian and choral performer. Best remembered for singing the title role in Hiawatha at the Royal Albert Hall in 1924 and at the Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne in 1937.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 215.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:57

STEELE, Mrs W.F.G. (1875-1930+)

Australian operatic vocalist. Née Emily Frances Stevens. Daughter of Horace Stevens and Fanny Gittins. Married William Frederick George Steele (organist), 1904.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 217.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:55

STARR, Muriel (1888-1950)

Canadian actress. Born 20 February 1888, Montreal, Canada. Married William Hartwell Johnston (American business man and Australian managing director of Wrigley Spearmint Chewing Gum Company), September 1918, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died 19 April 1950, New York City, New York, USA.

On stage in Australia 1913-1930, notably in Within the Law, East of Suez, Bird of Paradise and Madame X.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 181.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:53

SOLDENE, Emily (1838-1912)

English actress, director & operatic vocalist. Née Emily Lambert?. Born 30 September 1838, London, England. Daughter of Priscilla Swain Fuller. Sister of Clara Vesey (actress). Married John Powell (clerk), 1859. Died 8 April 1912, London, England.

On stage in England, USA and Australia from 1860s. Visited Australia in 1877-1878 and 1892-1897 performing in opera bouffe. Worked as a journalist in Sydney and London and wrote her memoirs My Theatrical and Musical Recollections (1896).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 248.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:51

SNAZELLE, G.H. (1850-1912)

English operatic vocalist (baritone) & humourist. Né George Snazel. Born 1850, London, England. Died 17 May 1912, London, England.

Visited Australia several times during 1890s performing monologue entertainments. Author of Snazelleparilla (1898).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 230.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:49

SMITHSON, Florence (1884-1936)

English actress & vocalist. Née Florence Annette Smithson. Born 13 March 1884, Leicester, England. Daughter of Will Smithson (provincial manager) and wife Laura --. Married (1) George Robinson, (2) Dan Rolyat (actor). Died 11 February 1936, Cardiff, Wales.

On stage in England and Australia. Popular star of musical comedy.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 201.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:43

SIDDONS, Sarah (1755-1831)

Welsh-born actress. Née Sarah Kemble.

Famous tragedienne on stage in England from 1770s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 8, 176.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:42

SHIRLEY, W.R. (fl. 1900s)

English vocalist (tenor).

Brought to Australia in 1902 by George Musgrove to play leading role in The Runaway Girl.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 255.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:40

SHILLING, Ivy (1892-1972)

Australian actress, dancer & vocalist. Née Ivy May Schilling. Born 1891, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in Australia and England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 172.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:38

SHERWIN, Walter (c.1828-1881)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né John Shickle. Married Fannie Carandini (vocalist). Died 21 September 1881, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1856 performing leading roles in opera and touring the British colonies with the Carandini troupe.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

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