Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ackte, Aino

Aino Ackte(1876-1944), Finnish soprano, daughter of Lorenz Nikolai Achte, baritone and conductor and Emmy Achte, soprano. She studied with her mother first, then with Duverney in Paris, debut in Paris Opera, thereafter sang in London, and NY Met. She had a voice of purity and power. She was the director of Finnish National Opera, 1938.

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