Louise Homer

LOUISE HOMER was an American operatic contralto who had an active international career in concert halls and opera houses from 1895 until her retirement in 1932. After a brief stint as a vaudeville entertainer in New England, she made her professional opera debut in France in 1898. She then became a member of the Metropolitan Opera from 1900 to 1919 and again from 1927 to 1929. She was also active as an opera singer in Boston, Chicago, and California. She recorded extensively for Victor Records and Columbia Records in the early decades of the 20th century. She was married to composer Sidney Homer for 52 years, and composer Samuel Barber was her nephew.

Homer sang a broad repertoire which encompassed works from the French, German, and Italian repertoires. She enjoyed particular success in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. She often stated in interviews that her favorite role to perform was Amneris in Verdi's Aida. At the Met she sang in several United States premieres and created roles in two world premieres: the witch in Engelbert Humperdinck's Königskinder and the title role in Horatio Parker's Mona. Soprano Nellie Melba once hailed her as "the world's most beautiful voice". In 1923 and 1924 she was listed as one of the 12 greatest living women by the National League of Women Voters.


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1912: Waitin' on the Levee
A Banjo Song
Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Alma Gluck (1912) Vol. 2
Alma Gluck (1913) Vol. 3
Alma Gluck (1914) Vol. 4
Alma Gluck (1914-15) Vol. 5
Alma Gluck (1916) Vol. 6
Annie Laurie
Annie Laurie
Annie Laurie
At Parting
Banjo Song, op.22, no.4 - Bandanna Ballads
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Calvary; The lost chord
Christ the Lord is Risen To-day
Christ the Lord is Risen To-day
Connais-tu le pays? (Act 1)
Contes d' Hoffman - Barcarolle
Contes d'Hoffman - Barcarolle -
Crucifix
Der Kleine Sandmann bin ich
Der Kleine Sandmann bin ich
Die Allmacht
Die Lorelei; My heart ever faithful
Elijah-; St. Paul
Elijah-Oh rest in the Lord
Flee as a Bird
Flower Song (Le parlate d'amor -
Go Pretty Rose
Hard Times, Come Again No More
Hexenritt und Knusperwalzer
Hexenritt und Knusperwalzer
How Can I Leave
Huguenots-Nobil Signor, Saute!
Hymn of Praise - I Waited for the Lord
I Cannot Sing the Old Songs
I Love to Tell the Story
I Love to Tell the Story
I Need Thee Every Hour
Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Refuge)
Just As I Am
Just for To-day
Largo
Largo
Largo; Stabat mater-Fac ut portem
Last Night
Last Night
Le parlate d'amor (Act 3) - Flower Song
Le parlate d'amor - Flower Song
Le parlate d'amor - Flower Song
Life's Dream is O'er
Long, Long Ago
Love's Old Sweet Song
Messiah-
Messiah-He Shall Feed His Flock
Messiah-Oh Thou That Tellest
Messiah; There is a Green Hill far away
Mira o Norma
Mother Goose Songs
My Ain Countrie
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Oh Morning Land
Oh Promise Me
Oh, Boys, Carry Me' Long
Oh, Promise Me
Oh, That We Two Were Maying
Oh, That We Two Were Maying
One Sweetly Solemn Thought
One Sweetly Solemn Thought
One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Orfeo ed Euridice-Che Faro Senza Euridice
Passage - Bird's Farewell
Red Hot Chicago
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Samson et Dalila Printemps qui commence
Samson et Dalila-
Samson et Dalila-Amour, viens aider
Samson et Dalila; Orfeo ed Euridice
Sandmannchen - The Little Sandman
Sheep and Lambs Opus 31
St. Paul-But the Lord is Mindful of His Own
Stabat Mater - Quis est homo
Star Spangled Banner
Stride la vampa (Act 2)
Stride la vampa (Act 2)
Stride la vampa (Act 2)
Stride La Vampa!
Suse, Liebe Suse
Sylvelin
Tales of Hoffman - Barcarolle (Contes d'Hoffman)
Tales of Hoffman - Barcarolle (Contes d'Hoffman)
The Lane to Ballybree
Unforgetable Voices in Unforgetten Performances fr...
Venetian Song
Vengeance at Last ("Samson and Delilah"); Largo al...
Where is My Boy Tonight (Gospel Hymn)
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope
Whispering Hope