Elaine Malbin
Elaine Malbin
Elaine Malbin is an American soprano who had a prolific international career singing in operas, musicals, and concerts from 1949 through 1967. She appeared in a number of Broadway productions in the 1940s and 1950s and notably portrayed Marsinah in the original 1953 West End production of Kismet.
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New Rochelle Opera Honors Two - Westchester.com
Google News - over 5 years
... and My Fair Lady; Maestro Anton Coppola, world renowned opera conductor and uncle of Francis Ford Coppola; Anthony Laciura, Metropolitan Opera Character Tenor; and former New Rochelle Opera Gala Honorees Elaine Malbin and Elinor Ross
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Paid Notice: Deaths MANN, SILVIA
NYTimes - over 8 years
MANN--Silvia. Our love and deepest sympathy on the loss of our great friend Silvia to her children and all their families. Elaine Malbin and George
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; All Puccini's 'Butterflies,' or Tinkering With Disaster
NYTimes - almost 13 years
''I'm 15 years old,'' Cio-Cio San, the geisha heroine of Puccini's ''Madama Butterfly,'' proudly announces to the American consul, Sharpless. Shocked, he pulls aside Pinkerton, the American naval officer who is marrying her, and points out that she's at an age for toys and sweets. Pinkerton's response? He offers her candy. Wait, wait, wait, scream
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
Best Bet Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson and Tennessee Williams met at an Equity Library Theater reading of Williams's ''This Property Is Condemned'' in 1946. Since then, the two actors have been together, personally and professionally, Mr. Wallach said in a telephone interview from their home in East Hampton. Also, since then, he added, their lives have
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CLASSICAL MUSIC AND DANCE GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy opera, classical music and dance events this weekend in the New York metropolitan region. Opera ''BOCCACCIO.'' Franz von Suppé's 1879 operetta has seldom been heard in the New York area, a lack the Bronx Opera is setting out to redress with performances this weekend (in the Bronx)
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An Opera Director's Optimistic Libretto
NYTimes - about 17 years
WEBSTER YOUNG is a realist. He knows that opera is a difficult sell on Long Island; that despite the presence of a coterie of devotees, a major company has not prospered, or even survived, on the Island. Mr. Young, the new director of the Long Island Opera, which performs ''Opera in English,'' today at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, is also an
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OPERA REVIEW; Like a Lover Reincarnated, 'Vanessa' Boldly Returns
NYTimes - about 17 years
That Samuel Barber's opera ''Vanessa'' has slipped from the active repertory is surprising. When the work received its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958, with Dimitri Mitropoulous conducting an illustrious cast headed by the soprano Eleanor Steber, its prospects for lasting success seemed good. Audiences were enthusiastic. That summer
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A LA CARTE;Interested in Fine Dining? Search the Internet.
NYTimes - almost 21 years
RESTAURANTS are rushing into cyberspace, and Long Island, especially the East End, is well represented on the Information Superhighway. More than 6,200 mostly fine-dining-type restaurants are already spinning around the Internet, according to Web Crawler, a search service that helps Internet users find web sites by subject matter. Local eating
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MUSIC; Programs Starting '91 Offer Fare for All Ages
NYTimes - about 26 years
ALL kinds of musical events bring in this first full week of 1991. This afternoon, music lovers can choose among jazz, opera and chamber concerts, starting at 3 P.M. with "January Jazz" at the Ossining Public Library. There, the Constitution Jazz Band, led by Bill Gray on trombone and featuring the vocalist Carol Leigh, will return for what has
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: SPOTLIGHT ON DIVAS SPOTLIGHT ON DIVAS What's better than one diva? Why two, of course. And those who like their music courtesy of famous sopranos can enjoy two variations on that theme this week. Today, Elaine Malbin appears at the New York Institute of Technology. In a free concert at 3 P.M. in Salten Hall on the Old Westbury campus, Ms.
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: MUSIC MOVES OUTDOORS MUSIC MOVES OUTDOORS Never mind those stuffy concert halls; it's summertime and the music moves outdoors. Today, for example, the free bring-your-own-seating circuit offers such varied delights as: * An ''Americana'' program, courtesy of the Senior Citizens Pops Orchestra, 2:30 P.M., Gillette Park, Sayville. * Rock 'n
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OPERA: OTHER 'BOHEME'
NYTimes - about 33 years
''La Boh eme,'' for those who don't already know it, is really twins. Conceived and born almost simultaneously, these two operas - one by Puccini, the other by Leoncavallo - have experienced very different destinies. Puccini's was the first to be performed, and it has grown into opera's most beloved and cuddly playmate. Leoncavallo's ''Boh eme'' -
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - about 33 years
Reaching into its permanent collection, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County - the branch of the institution in Stamford, Conn. - will display more than 50 works by Alexander Calder today through March 21. Calder (1898-1976), who came from a family of artists and who was trained in mechanical engineering, introduced the notion of
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NEW YORK DAY BY DAY
NYTimes - over 34 years
Back to Brooklyn, Where a Career Began S he graduated from Brooklyn's James Madison High School with an NBC contract in her pocket and went on to an international operatic and show-business career. But Elaine Malbin, quick to say ''I was a plain little old Brooklyn girl,'' was back last night at Midwood Field - near the Flatbush home of her
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BRIEFS ON THE ARTS
NYTimes - over 34 years
Four Concerts Planned By Brooklyn Philharmonic Music continues to blossom in Brooklyn's parks with four pops concerts Wednesday through Sunday with the Brooklyn Philharmonic conducted by Bruce Ferden. Featuring music from the operatic repertory designed to lift limp spirits, Mr. Ferden will conduct the soprano Elaine Malbin in arias by Puccini,
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE; BY Barbara Delatiner; ST. PATRICK'S DAY
NYTimes - almost 35 years
In the mid-19th century there were almost 2,000 Irish immigrants living in Nassau County. To show how these new Long Islanders celebrated their ancient holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration today will mark the event with period music, Gaelic storytelling, the preparation of caraway seed cake and a meeting of the Erin
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Long Island Journal
NYTimes - over 35 years
UNABLE to raise money to finance this season - or retire a $52,000 deficit from last year - the Long Island Symphony has canceled its 1981-82 schedule. Some 500 subscribers, who had contracted to attend the orchestra's five series of three concerts each, will have their money refunded, said Donald Gebhardt, the orchestra's vice president. The
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OPERA OPENING ON A ROUSING NOTE
NYTimes - over 35 years
COMMACK OPERA ON THE SOUND, a company that's been around, in one form or another, for a decade, opens its season Saturday with ''Rigoletto'' at Commack South High School, with what essentially will be a brandnew organization. The company was close to bankruptcy last year and in artistic disarray because of a bitter fight between the management and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elaine Malbin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 67
    One of her last appearances on the opera stage was in 2000 as the Barroness in Dicapo Opera's production of Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
    More Details Hide Details Although she no longer appears in opera, Malbin still occasionally performs in concert.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 46
    She returned to the opera stage in January 1979 singing Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She returned to New York City for a lauded recital at Alice Tully Hall the following October.
    More Details Hide Details Malbin, however, was unable to excite the interest of the major opera companies like she was hoping to and spent the 1980s and 1990s appearing with minor American opera companies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 36
    In 1969 her youngest daughter was born.
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  • 1967
    Age 34
    In 1967 Malbin met and married her husband, George Emanuel, and a year later they had their eldest daughter, Amy Emanuel.
    More Details Hide Details At this point she decided to retire her career to focus on being a wife and mother and took an almost twelve-year absence from the opera stage.
    She also made her first appearance at the Houston Grand Opera in 1967 singing Madama Butterfly.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she portrayed her first opera role with the San Francisco Opera, Leila in Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
  • 1963
    Age 30
    From 1963-1964 Malbin toured the United States with the San Carlo Opera Company portraying the roles of Madama Butterfly and Mimi.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 29
    In 1962 she made her debut with the Pittsburgh Opera and sang the title role in Massenet's Manon for the first time with the New York City Opera.
    More Details Hide Details That year was also her first appearance at the Scottish Opera where she sang Madama Butterfly.
  • 1961
    Age 28
    In 1961 Malbin made her debut with the Opera Company of Boston and sang for the first time with the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company as Madama Butterfly.
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  • 1955
    Age 22
    In 1955, for NBC Opera Theatre, she performed the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
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    In 1955 Malbin portrayed the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly for the NBC Television Opera Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she portrayed the role of Joan of Arc in the world premiere of Norman Dello Joio's The Trial at Rouen which was composed for the NBC Television Opera Theatre. She appeared in two more television productions with the NBC Television Opera Theatre the following year, Violetta in La Traviata and Blanche in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. On February 10, 1958 she performed the role of Mimi in La Bohème for the inaugural of the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company opposite John Alexander as Rodolfo. The following October she made her debut with the San Francisco Opera singing the soprano solos in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
  • 1954
    Age 21
    In 1954 Malbin appeared with NBC Television Opera Theatre again starring in the title role of a critically acclaimed production of Richard Strauss's Salome and in the title role of a production of Puccini's Suor Angelica.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she made her first appearance at the Glyndebourne festival, portraying Colombina in Ferruccio Busoni's s Arlecchino and her debut at the Edinburgh Festival as Echo in Strauss's Ariadne on Naxos. Shortly thereafter she made the first of many appearances in France and in Italy.
  • 1953
    Age 20
    In April 1953 she returned to the New York City Opera to sing her first Adele in Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter she made her United Kingdom debut portraying Marsinah in the original West End cast of Kismet at the Stoll Theatre. A tremendous success, the show ran for a total of 648 performances. She later reprised the role of Marsinah on Broadway in 1955 and portrayed the role in the show's first National tour.
    She portrayed the role through January 1953 when the show closed.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 18
    In October 1951 she appeared on television again as Nedda in NBC Opera Theatre's production of Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.
    More Details Hide Details Malbin returned to Broadway in October 1952 to portray Aida in the musical My Darlin' Aida which was adapted by Charles Friedman from Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, resetting the opera during the American Civil War.
    In March 1951 Malbin made her first performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra singing the soprano solos in a production of Bach's St Matthew Passion at Rutgers University.
    More Details Hide Details That same month she returned to the New York City Opera to portray Javotte in Jules Massenet's Manon. Later that year she sang Liu in Puccini's Turandot with the company and reprised the roles of Zerlina and Micaela.
  • 1950
    Age 17
    On December 14, 1950 she debuted with the Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto.
    More Details Hide Details She closed out the year singing in more performances of Carmen with the New York City Opera, this time in the role of Micaela.
    In September 1950, she sang her first role with the New York City Opera, Princess Ninetta in Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges.
    More Details Hide Details The following month she sang with the company in two more productions, singing Frasquita in Georges Bizet's Carmen and Zerlina in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni.
    On July 12, 1950 she performed the role of Jenny in Kurt Weill's Down in the Valley in a concert version with the New York Philharmonic under conductor Maurice Levine.
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    On April 18, 1950 she made her first appearance at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts singing with the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra in an evening honoring Margaret Truman.
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    Malbin began 1950 singing in a concert of opera arias at the Detroit Opera House with the Detroit Civic Opera.
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    Shortly thereafter she was cast as Violetta in C.B.S. Opera Television Theatre's production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata which was first broadcast on March 12, 1950.
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  • 1949
    Age 16
    On May 15, 1949, Malbin made her professional opera debut with the San Carlo Opera Company as Musetta in Giacomo Puccini's La bohème.
    More Details Hide Details She made her Broadway debut on the following October 4 as Peep-Bo in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, notably the inaugural season of that theatre. She performed in two other Gilbert and Sullivan shows at that theatre through October 22: Edith in The Pirates of Penzance and the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury.
  • 1947
    Age 14
    She made her Carnegie Hall debut with The New York Pops on May 7, 1947 in a concert entitled "Viennese Night" which featured her singing numerous songs and arias by Viennese composers.
    More Details Hide Details She performed in concert with The New York Pops several more times over the next year. From 1948-1951 Malbin sang in the NBC Chorus that performed in concerts and recordings with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1945
    Age 12
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Malbin started studying singing as a child and made her professional recital debut at the young age of 14 at New York City's Town Hall on March 31, 1945.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she began to perform regularly on the radio on WNEW singing popular songs to entertain the troops during the last year of World War II.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born in 1932.
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