Atherton, Grace 18??-?? USA, ? - ?, ?
contralto singer, 1884-1886 residing at 174 East 91st Street in New York, 20.jun.1885-8.aug.1885 she was engaged as one of the 3 stars in the New-York Standard Opera Company under direction of Emma R Steiner performing at the Alhambra Skating Rink in Syracuse NY, when salaries were not forthcoming on July 30 Miss Atherton refused to go on in 'The Mascot' and July 31 there was a stormy scene at the theatre when she went to pack her trunks, Miss Steiner claiming that she was taking costumes &c. that were not her property, harsh words were exchanged and threats made, Grace sought legal advice, the outcome of the proceedings are unknown but the costumes were immediately allowed to remain in charge of Miss Steiner till the close of the engagement, 27.may.1888 she sang in the Quaker City Quartet in the Koster & Bial's concerts in New York, 6.mar.1890-1.apr.1890 she sang the main role Duchess of Plaza-Toro in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers at the New York Casino on Broadway, 22.dec.1890-4.jan.1891 she sang in the J. C. Duff Comic Opera Company at the Broadway Theatre in Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, Patience and Iolanthe 'Miss Grace Atherton was acceptable as Ruth, the chorus excellent and the orchestra efficient'

Title Parts

[] Brighter days will come again. Voice with SATB chorus and piano
song and chorus written and sung by Grace Atherton
pub and copyright Isidore Prager, New York 1888
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York 1888

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