Ilma De Murska (1836-1889)
Born in Zagreb, Ilma De (or Di) Murska was a Croatian coloratura soprano. She studied in Vienna and Paris and debuted in Florence in 1862 as Lady Harriet in "Martha." After performances in Budapest, Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna, Murska made her London debut in 1865 as Lucia di Lammermoor at Her Majesty's Theatre. The soprano toured the U.S. in 1873 and 1874. Her finest roles were the Queen of the Night in Mozart's "Magic Flute" and Lucia. Murska also sang Dinorah, Isabella ("Robert le Diable"), and Ophelia. In Vienna she was called "the Croatian nightingale." Murska's voice had a range of three octaves and her coloratura was brilliant.
- 1873 circa 5 years
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- Jeremiah Gurney
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