Geraldine Farrar

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in “Faust”. From 1906-22 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. During World War II she was active in the Red Cross and the AWVS, and also made many lecture tours. She wrote two autobiographies. Joining ASCAP in 1936, her songwriting credits include “Ecstasy of Spring”, “Here Beauty Dwells”, “The Tryst”, “The Alder Tree”, “The Mirage”, “Oh, Thou Field of Waving Corn”, “Morning”, “The Fountain”, “The Dream”, and “Love Comes and Goes” (all based on the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff), “The Whole World Knows”, “Dear Homeland”, “Fair Rosemarin” (all based on Fritz Kreisler themes”) and “Tears” (based on a theme by Modest Mussorgsky).

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