Allemand (Lallemand) (nee Elsasser), Pauline C l' (fem) 7.mar.1856-17.aug.1944 USA NY, Syracuse - Illinois, Chicago Norwood Park
soprano, opera singer, 9.mar.1856 baptized at the Church of the Assumption, aged 10 she studied singing with Henri Bitter in Syracuse, 5.may.1873 debuted in Stratton's 'The fairy grotto' at Wieting Opera House Syracuse, 1878 clothing wholesaler and admirer Theodore Dissel paid for her study at the National Conservatory in Dresden and Stuttgart, 1880 completed her studies with Mme de la Grange and Pauline Viardot Garcia in Paris, she was opera singer in Germany while touring Europe, November 1879 debuted at the Royal Theatre in Konigsberg, 1880-1883 in Frankfurt and 1884 in Leipzig, April and May 1885 at Riga Theatre, 27.jan.1886 she had returned to the USA singing the title role in Mozarts 'Magic Flute' and 24.jun.1886 in Delibes 'Lakme' with the American Opera Company in Syracuse (seats had to be sold at auction) and New York and 1889 became singer with the Boston Ideal Opera Company, 10.jul.1891 she returned with her husband and son from a trip to Europe from Hamburg to their residence Joketa in the USA, 1905-1911 as author/composer for music publishers residing in New York Manhattan, 1905 with her husband and son at 121 East 100th Street, 1910-1911 with her son at 205 East 77th Street, 1913-1920 with her son residing on a farm in Brockway near Black River Falls Wisconsin, 1920 she and her son were interned at Mendota State Mental Hospital for the insane in Madison, 1923 she resided in Beaver Creek and 1927 in Edwardsville Illinois, 1930 until death she was patient at Chicago State Insane Hospital in Norwood Park, at death her occupation was given as music teacher ; daughter of beer-hall/concert cafe owner Lucas Elsasser (Germany Wurttemberg, Hirrlingen 17.oct.1832-14.may.1891 Syracuse) and Mary Anne Burkhardt (Germany, Bayern 14.jan.1840-22.dec.1918 Syracuse) ; sister of the sopranos Mary C Yann (Syracuse 1868-20.aug.1926 Syracuse) and Ida Elsasser (Syracuse 12.oct.1869-9.jan.1918 Syracuse) ; May 1879 in London Strand she married actor Marcus James l'Allemand (Austria 1849-1913 Austria, Vienna) ; son artist/violinist Edgar l'Allemand (Syracuse 6.sep.1890-sep.1962 Chicago)

[many sources, even those from Syracuse, give erroneously born 1858 or 1862 or 1864 and her death registration gives even 1869]

Title Parts

[] The cap of Confucius. Operetta. Alhambra Theatre, Syracuse 11feb1904 and 24jun1904
words Richard Edon

[] Parsifal. Opera. Wieting Opera House, Syracuse apr1904
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