1931. Henriette Wakefield, fourth from the left.

  • Profession: Mezzo-soprano
  • Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
  • Correspondence with Mahler:
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  • Died: 00-00-0000
  • Buried: 00-00-0000
  1. 1908 Opera Boston 08-04-1908.
  2. 1908 Opera New York 14-04-1908.
  3. 1909 Opera New York 19-02-1909.
  4. 1909 Opera New York 22-02-1909.
  5. 1909 Opera Philadelphia 25-02-1909.
  6. 1909 Opera New York 06-03-1909.
  7. 1909 Opera New York 11-03-1909.
  8. 1909 Opera Brooklyn 15-03-1909.
  9. 1909 Opera New York 17-03-1909.

Mrs. Greek Evans (Mme. Henriette Wakefield), began her operatic career at the age of 17, appearing with Lina Cavallerri and Caruso on opening night of the Metropolitan Opera House, learning her part in two days.

A leading mezzo soprano of the Metropolitan Opera House, Wakefield was (once) the only woman born in New York ever to have made the Metropolitan, and sang the first opera ever to have been broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House stage, on Christmas Day, 1931.

Greek Evans was a member of the Creatore Opera Company of New York. Afterwards, he became a protege of world famous baratone, Antonio Scotti. Evans toured with the Scotti Opera Company for seven years, then returned to Broadway, starring in a long succession of light opera hits.

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