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  • Title
    Clarence M. Leumane / Stewart & Co., 42 Bourke St, East Melbourne, 1890
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  • Date

    27 Nov 1890
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 cabinet photoprint - image, 13.8 x 10 cm. ; mount, 16.2 x 10.5 cm.

    Leumane, tenor, played Faust in an 1887 production at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne. Nellie Stewart was the Marguerite and Signor Frederici [aka Federici, real name Frederick Baker], an English baritone, was the Mephistopheles. Frederici always carried nitro-glycerine pills for heart disease. At the end of the opera as Faust and Mephistopheles decended to Hell (a trapdoor), the audience did not realise that Frederici had died. (The newspaper does not explain why the audience did not miss his re-appearance for the curtain calls.)

    Advertiser, Adelaide, 28 January 1913, p.13
  • Source
    Presented 1938
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Leumane, Clarence (BM), March 2010
    Digital order no:a4219073
  • Contributing Creator

    Photographer's stamp on lower edge of mount
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Yours truly C.M. Leumane 27/11/90 -- signature on edge of photograph
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