Alma Gluck


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(b Bucharest, 1884; d NY, 1938).

Amer. soprano of Romanian birth. Opera début with Met company in 1909 (Sophie in Werther). Member of Met company 1909–12. From 1913 appeared mainly as concert singer. Noted for purity of vocal tone. Her second husband was the violinist Efrem Zimbalist (married 1914). Daughter by first husband was Marcia Davenport (Abigail Gluck), the novelist and writer on music.

Subjects: Opera.

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