Eleanor Robson Belmont
British actor
Eleanor Robson Belmont
Eleanor Robson Belmont was an English actress and prominent public figure in the United States. George Bernard Shaw wrote Major Barbara for her, but contractual problems prevented her from playing the role. Mrs. Belmont was involved in the Metropolitan Opera Association as the first woman on the Board of Directors of the Association, and she founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
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Marilyn Horne to be Honored at Metropolitan Opera Luncheon, 10/31 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Last year, the Guild's own 75th anniversary, including the organization's pioneering founder, Eleanor Belmont, was saluted at the luncheon. In recent seasons, the Guild's luncheon has paid tribute to such beloved artists as Frederica von Stade,
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Puccini for the People: The Met's Free Lunch
NYTimes - over 10 years
Playing Friday at the Metropolitan Opera: ''Madame Anomaly.'' Operagoers sat cross-legged on the red-carpeted floor of the grand tier, eating bag lunches. Patrons nestled into $375 seats free. People wandered across the stage, snapping pictures. It was open house at the Met, when the hoary and staid home of grand opera allowed the unwashed rabble
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Linda Chin Is Wed To David Krawitz
NYTimes - over 30 years
Linda Chin and David Krawitz were married yesterday at the Metropolitan Opera House. Acting Justice Harold Tompkins of State Supreme Court in the Bronx officiated in the room named after the late Eleanor Belmont, the bridegroom's godmother. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. You Yin Chin of Bayside, Queens, graduated from Yale College and
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NYTimes - over 31 years
The Central Opera Service helped celebrate the 50-year past of the Metropolitan Opera Guild over the weekend by talking about opera's next half-century. From the opera houses big and small in this country, and from a few in Europe, as well, managers, musicians, composers, fund-raising experts and journalists in the hundreds gathered at the Sheraton
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NYTimes - over 31 years
Last night, it was the birthday boy who gave the biggest present of all. William Schuman wrote a piece of music as a surprise to thank the more than 280 friends and admirers who came to the official 75th-birthday party of the American composer. ''Dances,'' a six-minute-long composition for wind quintet and percussion and written last summer
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NYTimes - over 33 years
Until yesterday it had been a dream although never an obsession. August Belmont 4th had not shared the interest in thoroughbred racing that his great-grandfather and grandfather had, despite all the times he had come to the track that bears the family name. Then, in 1976, when he was 68 years old, Belmont purchased his first interest in a race
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NYTimes - almost 34 years
Bidding Farewell To Miss Te Kanawa A lfred Knopf Jr., publisher and opera lover, said he bought the manuscript for ''Kiri'' - the biography of the soprano Kiri Te Kanawa - ''sight unseen.'' Miss Te Kanawa chose a writer-collaborator ''to stop all the other books,'' she said, explaining that several unauthorized ones were on the horizon. Mr. Knopf
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Robson Belmont
  • 1979
    Age 99
    Mrs. Belmont died in her sleep in Manhattan on 24 October 1979.
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  • 1933
    Age 53
    Mrs. August Belmont, as she thereafter was known, joined the Metropolitan Opera's Board of Directors in 1933, founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1935 and the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details These organisations helped shape the multi-source public-private funding model used by U.S. performing arts organisations in the ensuing decades
  • 1910
    Age 30
    She retired when she wed August Belmont, Jr. on February 26, 1910.
    More Details Hide Details He died on 10 December 1924.
  • 1900
    Age 20
    Her stage career began at age 17 in San Francisco and she worked in stock companies from Honolulu to Milwaukee before making her New York debut in 1900 as Bonita, the ranchman's daughter in Augustus Thomas's Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details Her ten-year career as a leading Broadway actress included top roles in such plays as Robert Browning's In a Balcony (1900), Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1903) opposite Kyrle Bellew, Israel Zangwill's Merely Mary Ann (1903–04 and 1907), Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer (1905), Zangwill's Nurse Marjorie (1906), and Paul Armstrong's adaptation of Bret Harte's Salomy Jane (1907).
  • 1879
    She was born on 13 December 1879 in Wigan, Lancashire to Madge Carr Cook and Charles Robson, and moved to the United States as a young girl.
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