Annie Louise Cary

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

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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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Annie Louise Cary
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 34.3 cm x 26.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612
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