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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

EDVINA, MARIE-LOUISE, 1878-1948
MUS 91


Marie-Louise Edvina fonds.  - 1907-1913.  - 5 cm of textual records.  - 1 photograph. 

Biographical sketch
A soprano born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver, where she sang many public concerts as an amateur.  The student of Jean de Reszke in Paris, Edvina made her professional debut at Covent Garden in 1908.  Very active during the first quarter of the 20th century, she had a brilliant career which also brought her to North America and several European capitals. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records illustrating the career of Marie-Louise Edvina:  scrapbook; letter; concert programme; photograph of Marie-Louise Edvina. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  The scrapbook, created by Marie-Louise Edvina's mother, was initially offered to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary by Marguerite Watson, the singer's niece, and with the latter's authorization was then transferred to the National Library of Canada in 1981.  A few items were also bought from La Scala Autographs Inc.  in 1976, 1977 and 1984. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 



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