NADINE CONNER AUTOGRAPH


Nadine Conner was born on February 20, 1914 – died on March 1, 2003. Nadine Conner was an American soprano. She was born in Compton, California as Evelyn Nadine Henderson, and was the descendent of some of the earliest non-Hispanic settlers in California. Diagnosed as a teenager with pulmonary disease, her doctor suggested she try studying classical singing to strengthen her lungs, as was customary at the time. In a fluke of fate, a great voice and singing talent emerged. Her natural potential revealed, she went on to study more seriously with Horatio Cogswell, and later in New York City with Florence Easton. Appeared on The Voice of Firestone, on radio with stars such as Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy, and did a musical tour with Gordon MacRae. By the end of 1939, she was embarking on a career in classical opera. She made her professional debut in 1940 as Marguerite in a Los Angeles production of Gounod’s Faust. She sang with the Los Angeles Opera from 1939 to 1941. In 1941, she began her career at the Metropolitan Opera, making her debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute. She made numerous guest appearance in European opera houses. In all, she performed 249 times at the Met, retiring in 1960. She died in Los Angeles March 1, 2003, at the age of 89, although she may have been as old as 96, having presented herself as a younger woman during her professional singing career. Original Nadine Conner Autographed Photo, approx. size 5 x 7 inches. Written: Sincerely Nadine Conner. Regular Price – $ 125.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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