Sophie Braslau

Sophie Braslau

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American operatic contralto, born 16 August 1892 in New York City and died 22 December 1935.
Originally, Braslau trained to become a concert pianist, starting at age five, and studied at the Institute of Musical Art as well as with private tutors and the many musicians that her parents hosted in their home. The voice teacher A. Buzzi-Pecci heard Breslau humming during piano practice, decided she had operatic potential, and took her on as a pupil. Breslau auditioned at the Metropolitan Opera and won a five-year contract, debuting on stage as Tsarevitch Feodora in Boris Godunov in 1913 and performing as Mercedes in the revival of Carmen the following year. She was praised for her title role at the premiere of Charles Wakefield Cadman’s Shanewis in 1918, and performed in all the classic operas in English, Russian French, German, and Italian before she retired from opera in 1920. She then began a career as a soloist and recording artist, performing with various orchestras and recording operatic albums with the Victor Quartet until a year before her death at age thirty-three from illness.
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Sophie Braslau Discography

Singles & EPs

64468 Sophie Braslau Lucrezia Borgia-Brindisi (Drinking Song-It Is Better To Laugh)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 64468 US 1914 Sell This Version
Sophie Braslau The Sweetest Story Ever Told Victrola US 1917 Sell This Version
64718 Sophie Braslau Villanella(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victrola 64718 US 1917 Sell This Version
64633 Sophie Braslau I Love You Truly(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 64633 US 1917 Sell This Version
Sophie Braslau Just A Little House Of Love Victrola US 1921 Sell This Version
64996 Sophie Braslau Swingin' Vine(Shellac, 10") Victor Talking Machine Co. 64996 USA, Canada & Europe 1921 Sell This Version
64540 Sophie Braslau Last Night(Shellac, 10", S/S) RCA Victor 64540 US Unknown Sell This Version
64541 Sophie Braslau Bid Me Good-Bye(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 64541 US Unknown Sell This Version
74595 Sophie Braslau Yohrzeit (Kadish) (In Memoriam)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victrola 74595 US Unknown Sell This Version
89131 Frances Alda - Sophie Braslau Frances Alda - Sophie Braslau - Madama Butterfly-Tutti I Fior (Duet Of The Flowers) (Act 2)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victrola 89131 US Unknown Sell This Version
64747 Sophie Braslau I'm A-Longin' Fo' You(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victrola 64747 US Unknown Sell This Version
74577 Sophie Braslau Eili, Eili(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victrola 74577 US Unknown Sell This Version
74456 Sophie Braslau Oh Dry Those Tears(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victor 74456 US Unknown Sell This Version
66084 Sophie Braslau Somebody Loves Me!(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victrola 66084 US Unknown Sell This Version

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