Cora de Wilhorst (b.1835)

Cora de Wilhorst was an opera singer. She was born Cora Withers in New York City, where she fell in love with her music teacher, the Count de Wilhorst. Cora de Wilhorst made her first operatic appearance at the New York Academy of Music in 1857 as Lucia di Lammermoor. In her Paris debut she sang with the famous Mario in "Don Pasquale." Returning to the U.S., de Wilhorst performed there until 1860, when she retired from the stage. But in 1869 the soprano sang in Paris, resuming her career. De Wilhorst enjoyed the remarkable honor of taking the place of Adelina Patti in "Rigoletto" in 1870. In 1871 the singer made her English debut at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham. Returning to New York in 1880, she took up teaching. Cora de Wilhorst was proud to be the first American operatic star to begin her training in the U.S., rather than Europe. This engraving is the work of an unidentified artist.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23322
Photographer:
C. D. Fredricks & Co.
Height:
1179px
Width:
753px
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