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Whitney, Blanche Da Costa, 1882-1975


Opera singer and teacher, Lamont Faculty.

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Blanche DaCosta Whitney Collection

Identifier: M247
Overview Blanche Da Costa Whitney was born September 24, 1882 in Chicago. She studied with Rudolph Ganz at Chicago Musical College before joining Mme Schumann-Heink, a noted opera signer, to Europe. Da Costa sang leading opera roles in Germany. She was forced to leave Germany by World War I and returned to America. She had a son, Frederick Berman, by her first husband. Her son died in 1945. She married Warren C. Whitney, vice president of A. B. Chase Piano Company in 1918. They moved to Denver...
Dates: 1882-1957