Lillian Nordica, 1877
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Lillian Nordica (Lillian Norton 1857-1914, born in Farmington) was America's first and most glamorous opera singer to attain true international prominence. She studied in Milan, where she made her operatic debut in 1879. She sang in St. Petersburg, Paris, and London and in 1883 made her debut at the Academy of Music, New York City, and in 1890 at the Metropolitan Opera.