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Ema Destinnová

Emmy Destinn

 
 
Ema Destinnová Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
1. Ema Destinnová Marker
Inscription. In Czech: Zde žila 1908-1914 Ema Destinnová česká pěvkyné

Translated, the marker reads: From 1908-1914 the Czech singer, Emmy Destinn, lived here.
 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 50° 5.272′ N, 14° 24.281′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is on Malostranském náměstí. Click for map. The marker location is by Kaiserštejnský Palace, on the Malostranském Náměstí (Lesser Town Square). The Malostranském Náměstí tram stop is right in front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: Malostranském náměstí 37, Prague, Hlavní město Praha 118 00, Czech Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ladislav Zelenka (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Michael the Brave (1558-1601) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jan Neruda (approx. half a kilometer away); The 25th of February, 1948 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Johannes Kepler (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Prague.
 
More about this marker.
Closeup of Bust of Ema Destinnová image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
2. Closeup of Bust of Ema Destinnová
The bronze bust was created by Prof. Jan Simota (1920-2007), a sculptor and lecturer at the Academy for Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague.
The marker is located on the wall to the immediate right of the middle arched entryway.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reflections: Emmy Destin. Opera Gems’ webpage: “Emmy Destinn was one of the most sought-after singers before the Great War. She was a dramatic soprano with an exceptionally rich voice, power, great control and a singer with a passion for music. All these attributes led to remarkable achievements throughout her career. She sang at Bayreuth, London’s Covent Garden, Berlin’s Staatsoper, New York’s Metropolitan Opera and holds a prominent place in the history of opera....” (Submitted on October 9, 2009.) 

2. Emmy Destin. Wikipedia.org's biography of....Includes pictures and sound files. (Submitted on October 9, 2009.) 

3. Emmy Destin. The Kapralova Society's biography of.... (Submitted on October 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Emmy Destin, circa 1909 image. Click for full size.
By Herman Mishkin, Mishkin Studio of New York, April 19, 1909
3. Emmy Destin, circa 1909
Per the Kapralova Society's website: "Destinn debuted at the Metropolitan Opera on 16.11.1908 in Aida. Enrico Carusso was her partner and Arturo Toscannini conducted the Metropolitan's orchestra. Destinn performed eight full seasons at the Met where she made 249 stage appearances in 21 roles...."
Kaiserštejnský Palace with Ema Destinnová Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
4. Kaiserštejnský Palace with Ema Destinnová Marker
Kaiserštejnský Palace is a baroque-style building created in 1714 from the conversion of two renaissance houses. Having had numerous owners and alterations, the building has been a home to a number of wealthy or important owners, a restaurant, a savings bank, and the seat of the Czechoslvak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It underwent a major renovation and restoration in 1977, and has been declared a protected monument.
 
 
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