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Fehrmann, Minnie (Brema, Marie)

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Singer


1856 - Marie Brema, born at Liverpool on February 28th, was famous for her roles in Wagner and was the first English singer to be engaged at the Bayreuth Festival.

1874 - At the age of eighteen she was married to Mr. Arthur Braun of Liverpool.

1890 - She began studying with Henschel and later studied with Mr. Blume and Madame Bessie Cox.

1891-1894 - Made her debut in Schubert's Ganymede, she has appeared most successfully in many roles, in London, Paris and Brussels, beside singing twice at Bayreuth in Wagnerian opera and making a tour through America with the Damrosch Company.

1900 - She has also been heard at all the most important English festivals of the last ten years, notably at the Birmingham Festival, when she sang The Angel, in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. Among Madame Brema's celebrated roles are Orpheus in Gluck's opera of that name, Ortrude in Lohengrin and Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde.

1901 - She sang the part of Beatrice at the first production of Stanford's Much Ado About Nothing.

         - She taught at the Royal Manchester College of Music, was a great favourite at the ‘Proms’, and created the Angel in ‘the Dream of Gerontius’.

1925 - Died on March 22nd in Manchester.


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