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Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt's Performing Arts Collections: Geraldine Farrar

Madama Butterfly:

Geraldine Farrar was created the role of Cio-Cio San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met. These photographs show her in costume, c. 1907.

Geraldine Farrar: American Soprano

Geraldine Farrar (1882–1967), a great American operatic soprano, made her Metropolitan Opera debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gounod's opera Romeo et Juliette in 1906. Her beautiful lyric voice combined with her beauty beguiled many who saw her on the stage.

Farrar as Juliette:

Learn More About Geraldine Farrar:

Books About Geraldine Farrar:

  • The Autobiography of Geraldine Farrar: Such Sweet Compulsion ([Whitfish, Montana]: [Kessinger Publishing], [2011]). Music Library ML420 .F27 A9 2011.
  • All Good Greetings, G.F.: Letters of Geraldine Farrar to Ilka Maria Stotler, 1946-58 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991). Music Library ML420 .F27 A4 1991.

Sound Recordings by Geraldine Farrar:

  • Farrar in Italian Opera (Nimbus Records, p1999). Music Library CD MUS-13370.
  • The American Opera Singer: 36 Great American Singers (New York: RCA Victor Red Seal, p1997), track 4, "Un po' di vero c'e: Oh quanti occhi fisti" from Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Music Library CD MUS-13336.
  • Highlights from Prima Voce (Nimbus Records, p1999). Music Library CD MUS-13355.