Annie Louise Cary
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), famed concert and opera singer, was born in Wayne, Maine. After studying music in Boston and Milan, Italy, she made her operatic debut in Denmark in 1868. When Verdi's opera Aida had its American premiere in 1873, she sang the role of Amneris, a role which brought her praise and renown, and for which she was long remembered. She also became the first American to sing a Wagnerian role, and found much success singing in Europe. The public library in Wayne, which was built in 1938, was named the Cary Memorial Library in her honor.
If you'd like to privately share a comment with MMN staff, please use this form.