Chronology


Margery Mayer Chronology of Life Events

 

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03/29/18Birth to AdolescenceChicago, ILBorn Marguerite Caroline Louise Mayer, her mother was a seamstress to upperclass clients and father a talented pianist and accordian player who played for silent movies and on entertainment boats on Lake Michigan. "Margie", her nick name, and older sister Ethel grew up on the north side of Chicago. Showing interest only in dancing at first, she was given piano lessons but showed little enthusiasm. Fortuitously, she summoned the courage one day to approach a Mrs. Metzger, the teacher who she overheard teaching voice classes at Senn public school. She straight out asked the music teacher: "Do you think you could teach ME to sing?"F-Eve1
08/01/34{"Still wie die Nacht"} | BohmVocal Training by Mme. Zerlina Muhlman MetzgerChicago, ILMrs. Zerlina Muhlman Metzger, an accomplished Viennese trained musician, retorted "if you can speak, then you can sing". So at about age 15, Margie began group singing lessons with Mrs. Metzger. At age 16, the first recording of her voice is from summer 1934 showing some potential in a large but very tight voice as she sang the german lied "Still wie die Nacht" (Bohm) with her teacher accompanying. P-Con2
06/09/35{"Mon Coeur" from Samson et Delila and "Card Scene' from Carmen}| Saint-Seans & BizetContest: Sponsored by Chicago High SchoolsChicago, ILWinner; Substituting for another singer, Margie was sent to sing in a contest sponsored for high school age students but was admonished not to set her hopes too high! But she won 1st place in her first contest. At age 17, this provided a scholarship for her to take one year of individual voice lessons with Mrs. Metzger. P-Con3
07/24/36{"Amour viens aider", from Samson and "Erda's Warnung" from Das Rheingold}| Saint-Sean & WagnerContest: Chicago-land Music Festival - NorthsideChicago, ILWinner; After one year of intensive individualized study, Margie one this north-side open contest over more than 500 contestants.P-Con4
01/01/37{"Air de Lia" from L'Enfant Prodique and "Erda's Warnung" from Das Rheingold}| DebussyAudition: MGM Screen Test ContractChicago, ILWinner; After another six months of study, word was travelling and she was summoned to sing for famed opera star "Mary Garden", acting as talent scout for MGM. Selected from 1000 contestants; Mary Garden had her audition for Louis B. Mayer in Chicago leading to screen test in Hollywood.P-Con5
03/01/37Performs: Academy Awards BanquetHollywood, CAFive months in Hollywood; coached with Mary Garden and Arthur Rosenstein who also coached Judy Garland and Jane Powell. Mayer performed for official functions with Judy Garland and others, including Academy Awards in Victor Hugo ballroom. Had screen test but only offered dubbing so retuned to Chicago to prepare for opera (5/1937)P-Eve6
09/01/37American Conservatory of MusicChicago, ILMayer studies Ear Training, Sight Reading and Elementary and Advanced Music Theory with famed music theory teacher and composer Leo Sowerby. She also studies at the Chicago Conservatory of Music where Mary Garden had been in residence. During this time she took acting classes and starred in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and performed her first of many "Carmens".P-Eve7
03/15/38Contract: with Chicago Civic OperaChicago, ILContracted with Chicago Civic Opera Company just shy of 20th birthday, colleagues call her "the Baby" of the Opera Company but several went on record predicting a stellar career.P-Eve8
04/29/38{Art Song Recital: Gluck, Beethoven, Wolf, Schubert, Brahms, Faure, Coquard, Debussy, Ravel, Charpentier}Début Song RecitalChicago, ILRecital Début; Mayer's Teacher, Zerlina Metzger, accompanies; Kimball Hall; "Margie Mayer" (soon to be changed to "Margery Mayer") received (six) rave reviews for her début recital at Kimball Hall.P-Con9
05/01/38Samson et DelilaSaint-SaensDelilaFine Arts Opera CompanyChicago, ILFine Arts Opera Company; Mayer's first Professional Opera PerformanceP-Opr10
10/03/38LohengrinWagnerOrtrudeWGN Pageant of Melody / Theater of the AirChicago, ILWeber: cond.; Attilio BaggioreConcert Début; WGN - National; Mayer's first opera on radio performance. Broadcast coast to coast.P-Opr11
10/23/38{Erda's Warning from Das Rheingold and Von Ewige Liebe}| Wagner and BrahmsIllinois Symphony OrchestraChicago, ILIllinois Symphony Orchestra; Great Northern Theater; Mayer's first concert appearance with audience. In addition to the Brahms and Wagner she sang one Hugo Wolf song, likely Verborgenheit.P-Con12
10/29/38Death of her motherChicago, ILMayer's mother, who had given her the most support and encouragement, died suddenly, just one week prior to her Chicago Opera début.F-Eve13
11/07/38The Tales of HoffmanOffenbachNicklausseChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Lawrence TibbettOpera Début; Margery Mayer's Chicago Opera début was well as the three characters interpreted by Lawrence Tibbett were well received by the critics.P-Opr14
11/17/38The Tales of HoffmanOffenbachNicklausseChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Lawrence TibbettP-Opr15
11/28/38Die WalküreWagnerSchwertleiteChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILWeber: cond.; Alexander Kipnis; Dorothea ManskiManske flown in at the last minute to replace Flagstad who was taken ill. Flagstad returned and performed Die Walküre in the next season.P-Opr16
11/30/38LakméDelibesMallikaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Lily PonsWonderful opportunity to sing a famous duet with famed Lily Pons. Received a complimentary and encouraging review from Claudia Cassidy.P-Opr17
12/09/38Hänsel und GretelHumperdinkSandmanChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILKopp: cond.P-Opr18
12/10/38Roméo et JulietteGounodStephanoChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.P-Opr19
12/17/38L'Amore dei Tre ReMontemezziHand-maidenChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILMoronzoni: cond.P-Opr20
01/30/39{Carmen Excerpts}| BizetWGN Chicago Theater of the Air (Pageant of Melody)Chicago, ILWeber: cond.WGN Studio Orchestra; WGN - National; WGN's "Pageant of Melody", soon renamed: Chicago "Theater of the Air" produced 1 hour live versions of operas or operettas in English, with full studio orchestra and 500 attendees. The majority of the professional singers and the conductor were from the Chicago Civic Opera. Radio actors were double cast on the singer's roles to quickly advance the plot to the next aria or duet. This performance of Carmen was likely Margery Mayer's first appearance and the enthusiastic reactions from the live audience and responses from the over air listeners led to Miss Mayer being booked for at least three other appearances over the next year. P-Con21
02/27/39Samson et DelilaSaint-SaensDelilaWGN Chicago Theater of the Air (Pageant of Melody)Chicago, ILWeber: cond.; Attilio BaggioreWGN Studio Orchestra; WGN - National; Miss Mayer performed the role of Delila with an experienced cast from Chicago opera plus the radio actors. This performance was also broadcast on W1XAL, Boston; Shortwave transmission to South America.P-Opr22
04/01/39{Soloist for Jewish Prayer Service Music}North Shore Congregation IsraelGlencoe, ILQuartet Soloist - 2 Yrs; Performed her first High Holiday Services at North Shore Congregation Israel where a young Charles Schulman was Rabbi. P-Con23
05/01/39Contract: Radio: General Mills "Hymns of all Churches"Chicago, ILPrograms occurred once then twice daily (9:15 and 2:15), coast to coast. Mayer sang with the program from 1939 through 1942, then periodically through 1945P-Eve24
08/01/39Marries 1st husbandChicago, ILF-Eve25
08/05/39{"Air de Lia", "Mon Coeur", "None but the Lonely"}| Debussy, Saint-Saens & TchaikovskyChicago City Opera OrchestraChicago, ILRaffaelli: cond.Grant Park Band Shell; Fine reviewP-Con26
11/04/39LouiseCharpentierGertrudeChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Grace MooreP-Opr27
11/04/39Faust
GounodSiébelChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Ezio Pinza; Helen JepsonP-Opr28
11/13/39LouiseCharpentierGertrudeChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Grace MooreP-Opr29
11/18/39Cavalleria RusticanaMascagniLolaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCanarutto: cond.P-Opr30
11/25/39Carmen BizetMércèdesChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Glades SwarthoutP-Opr31
12/02/39Die WalküreWagnerSchwertleiteChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILMcArthur: cond.; Kirsten FlagstadAn outstanding opportunity for the 21 year old to be on stage as a Walküre with Kirsten Flagstad, who remained the singer she most revered for her glorious voice throughout her life. She made a point of attending her farewell concert in New York on March 20, 1955.P-Opr32
12/08/39Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILKopp: cond.P-Opr33
12/09/39Roméo et JulietteGounodStephanoChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.P-Opr34
12/16/39LouiseCharpentierGertrudeChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILHasselmans: cond.; Grace MooreMade good friends with Grace Moore through several performances in Louise.P-Opr35
05/01/40{Arias and Songs}Concert PerformanceChicago, ILChicago Insurance Men; Civic Theater; Margery Mayer does not perform with the Chicago Opera during its season of October through December as she is pregnant with her first child.P-Con36
01/01/41Birth of 1st sonChicago, ILF-Eve37
05/01/41{Arias and Songs}Performs: at many Women's Clubs around ChicagoChicago, ILWomen's Club Concerts; Performs more than 30 local concerts (mostly womans clubs around Chicago area from 1939 - 1941. Sometime around mid 1941 her husband is diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Caring for her husband and infant child while also trying to earn money and further her career must have been very challenging in this period for her and her close family members.P-Con38
08/01/41Carmen BizetMércèdesChicago Soldier's FieldChicago, ILGlades SwarthoutSoldier's Field; More than 30K AttendeesP-Opr39
11/10/41Carmen BizetMércèdesChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Glades Swarthout; Licia AlbaneseP-Opr40
11/21/41Carmen BizetMércèdesChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Dorothy Kirsten1st performance with Dorothy Kirsten who sang Micaela. They subsequently roomed together on San Carlo tour and became good friends.P-Opr41
11/30/41{"Ah, mon fils", from Le Prophète, Meyerbeer; "Waltz Huegette", Friml}| Meyerbeer and FrimlAudition: Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air-ChicagoChicago, IL1st of two auditions for the Met. Have recordings and the singing is very good, but not as compelling as three years later (2nd audition).P-Con42
12/01/41ToscaPucciniShepherd BoyChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Grace Moore; Frederick JagelThere is a recording of the 3rd Act of this performance which very likely opens with Margery Mayer's singing the lovely part of the Shephard Boy. [EJS GAO220].P-Opr43
12/05/41Faust
GounodSiébelChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCooper: cond.; Richard BonelliP-Opr44
12/10/41Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILBojanowski: cond.; Richard Bonelli; Virgilio LazzariP-Opr45
09/09/42Death of 1st husbandChicago, ILMargery's 1st husband died after prolonged illness and 3 years of marriage. Mayer became a single mother at age 24. Over the next several years aunt and other relatives assisted with care of her son, not yet two years old, when she needed to be away performing or travelling.F-Eve46
11/14/42Carmen BizetMércèdesChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Glades Swarthout; Licia AlbaneseFourth season in five years at Chicago opera, having with recently deceased husband, a baby, yet still being assigned smaller roles as the lead roles were filled by singers from the Met. Chicago Opera doesn't have a season in 1943 so Miss Mayer was probably eager for the opportunity to tour with Fortune Gallo and the San Carlo Opera. P-Opr47
11/14/42Faust
GounodSiébelChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCleva: cond.; Nicola Moscona; Licia AlbaneseP-Opr48
11/23/42Faust
GounodSiébelChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCleva: cond.; Alexander Kipnis; Grace MooreP-Opr49
11/28/42Otello
VerdiEmiliaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Giovanni Martinelli; Lawrence TibbettP-Opr50
12/05/42ToscaPucciniShepherd BoyChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Grace Moore; Giovanni MartinelliP-Opr51
12/11/42The Tales of HoffmanOffenbachNicklausseChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILPeroni: cond.; Eugene ConleyP-Opr52
12/12/42Rigoletto FlotowSiébelChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILBamboschek: cond.; Lawrence Tibbett; Virgilio LazzariP-Opr53
02/27/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAPeroni: cond.Debut in Aida (Amneris). Margery Mayer sings seven different roles in eight days! Two of these are debut in classic major roles for a contralto. She receives consistently good reviews throughout this first week in Boston. The reviewer is quite amazed at her stamina and voice.P-Opr54
03/01/43ToscaPucciniShepherd BoySan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr55
03/02/43Cavalleria RusticanaMascagniLolaSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr56
03/03/43Carmen BizetMércèdesSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAThis is the first and last Mércèdes that Miss Mayer sings. The next time Gallo puts on Carmen it is the following fall, in New York, with Mayer singing the title role.P-Opr57
03/04/43Faust
GounodSiébelSan Carlo OperaBoston, MADorothy KirstenP-Opr58
03/05/43MarthaFlotowNancySan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr59
03/06/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAPeroni: cond.Debut in Il Travatore (Azucena)P-Opr60
03/22/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCSchick: cond.P-Opr61
03/24/43Faust
GounodSiébelSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCP-Opr62
03/25/43Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCP-Opr63
03/27/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCP-Opr64
04/15/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr65
05/07/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaPittsburgh, PAP-Opr66
05/08/43Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaSan Carlo OperaPittsburgh, PAP-Opr67
05/09/43Cavalleria RusticanaMascagniLolaSan Carlo OperaPittsburgh, PAP-Opr68
05/17/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaToronto, CanP-Opr69
05/17/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaToronto, CanP-Opr70
05/15/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaHamilton, CanP-Opr71
05/26/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYSchick: cond.Center TheaterP-Opr72
05/29/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBuckley: cond.Center TheaterP-Opr73
05/30/43Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYEugene ConleyCenter TheaterP-Opr74
06/04/43Faust
GounodSiébelSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYSchick: cond.; Dorothy Kirsten; Eugene ConleyCenter TheaterP-Opr75
06/06/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBuckley: cond.Center TheaterP-Opr76
06/01/43{Hymns}Concert: Hymns of All ChurchesMarshalltown, IAP-Con77
10/15/43Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBroadway Theater; 1st Carmen in the title role; This is a successful debut, enough so that on the following eight month coast to coast tour, Fortune Gallo entrusts the then 26 year old Miss Mayer with 37 more performances of Carmen, 12 more Amneris (after 8 this tour) and 11 Azuchena added to 6 on this tour.P-Opr78
10/16/43Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBuckley: cond.Broadway TheaterP-Opr79
10/20/43Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBroadway TheaterP-Opr80
10/22/43Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYBuckley: cond.Broadway TheaterP-Opr81
11/12/43{"Stride la vampa" from Il Trovatore, Verdi; "Wanting you","Lover come back to me" from New Moon, Romberg}| VerdiAudition: Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air-ChicagoChicago, ILMis Mayer is one of four regional winners in Chicago who are pared up for live semi-final auditions in New York City.P-Con82
01/10/44{"Stride la vampa" from Il Trovatore, Verdi; "Wanting you","Lover come back to me" from New Moon, Romberg}| VerdiAudition: Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air-NY SemifinalsChicago, ILThe recording of Stride la vampa (under the Opera Tab) represents Mayer's voice nearing top form for the next decade. P-Con83
02/01/44{Opera Arias and Songs}Performs: for Troups Great Lakes & Ft. SheridanGreat Lakes, ILP-Con84
03/01/44{St. Matthew Passion}| J S BachConcert: St. Matthew PassionChicago, ILPelletier: cond.Montreal Symphony; Maestro Pelletier confided sometime later that he could not understand why she had not won the Met Auditions. It is possible that Maestro Pelletier asked her to perform the St. Matthew Passion that spring as a gesture of his confidence in her ability and potential.P-Con85
05/08/44{Hymns}Hymns of All Churches - NBCGreat Lakes, IL"Hymns of All Churches" special 10th Anniversary broadcast from Great Lakes Naval Training Center.; Miss Mayer meets future husband, Lt. Cmdr. Steen, who conducts the Navy Blue Jackets Choir in Beautiful Savior followed by Miss Mayer (soloist) and the "Hymns of All Churches" choir singing "Veni, Jesu, Amor Mi". They see each other a few times before Steen ships over to Australia until the end of the war.P-Con86
07/06/44Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaChicago, ILSoldier's Field (40K attendees)P-Opr87
10/17/44Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCHere begins a grand eight month coast-to-coast tour. There are interactive maps illustrating the paths of this tour (as well as the 1943 tour) located under the Biography tab in subtab: "Coast to Coast Carmen".P-Opr88
11/06/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaPortland, MEP-Opr89
11/09/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaQuebec, CanP-Opr90
11/13/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaMontreal, CanP-Opr91
11/21/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaOttawa, CanP-Opr92
11/25/44Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaToronto, CanP-Opr93
11/29/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaHamilton, CanP-Opr94
11/30/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaErie, NYP-Opr95
12/01/44{The Messiah}| HandelConcert: The MessiahChicago, ILOrchestra HallP-Con96
12/01/44{The Messiah}| HandelConcert: The MessiahChicago, ILOrchestra HallP-Con97
12/01/44Hymns of All Churches - NBCChicago, ILSings on "Hymns of All Churches" program and performs at the North Shore Congregation Israel over the holidays.P-Job98
12/04/44Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaAlbany, NYP-Opr99
12/05/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSpringfield, MAP-Opr100
12/06/44{Opera Arias}Performs: Gala Benefit for Chicago Opera CompanyChicago, ILChicago Opera Orchestra; Civic Opera HouseP-Con101
12/09/44Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaAtlanta, GAP-Opr102
12/11/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaNashville, TNP-Opr103
12/12/44{Alto Rhapsody, plus Lieder}BrahmsKalamazoo Symphony Orchestra & Male ChorusKalamazoo, MIKalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Male ChorusP-Con104
12/14/44Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaNashville, TNP-Opr105
12/17/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaOklahoma City, KSP-Opr106
12/31/44Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaDallas, TXP-Opr107
01/08/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSan Francisco, CAWar Memorial Opera HouseP-Opr108
01/09/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaOakland, CAP-Opr109
01/10/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaSan Francisco, CAP-Opr110
01/21/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSan Francisco, CAP-Opr111
01/24/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaBakersfield, CAP-Opr112
01/26/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaLos Angeles, CAP-Opr113
02/02/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaLos Angeles, CAP-Opr114
02/03/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaPortland, ORP-Opr115
02/09/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaPortland, ORP-Opr116
02/12/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSeattle, WAP-Opr117
02/17/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaSeattle, WAP-Opr118
02/19/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaVancouver, CanP-Opr119
02/23/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaVictoria, CanP-Opr120
02/27/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaCalgary, CanP-Opr121
03/01/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaEdmonton, CanP-Opr122
03/05/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaWinnipeg, CanP-Opr123
03/07/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaWinnipeg, CanP-Opr124
03/13/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSt. Paul, MNP-Opr125
03/15/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaMinneapolis, MNP-Opr126
03/19/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaAberdeen, SDP-Opr127
03/22/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSioux City, IAP-Opr128
03/24/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaOmaha, NEP-Opr129
04/01/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaDes Moines, IAP-Opr130
04/06/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaKansas City, MOP-Opr131
04/10/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaSpringield, MOP-Opr132
04/12/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaSt. Louis, MOP-Opr133
04/15/45Hymns of All Churches - NBCChicago, ILSings 4/15 - 4/18 from which period some studio master recordings survived and can be heard in the Radio section.P-Job134
04/18/45{Symphony 9}| BeethovenChicago Symphony OrchestraChicago, ILChicago Symphony Orch; Orchestra HallP-Con135
04/19/45{Symphony 9}| BeethovenChicago Symphony OrchestraChicago, ILChicago Symphony Orch; Orchestra HallP-Con136
04/22/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaFlint, MIP-Opr137
04/24/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaMt. Pleasant, MIP-Opr138
04/27/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaColumbus, OHP-Opr139
05/16/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYP-Opr140
05/24/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYP-Opr141
05/26/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaNew York, NYP-Opr142
05/28/45Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCP-Opr143
10/12/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILRescigno: cond.; Leonard WarrenSubstituded for Bruna CastagnaP-Opr144
10/20/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILRescigno: cond.; Leonard WarrenP-Opr145
10/24/45Carmen BizetCarmenChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCleva: cond.; Giovanni Martinelli; Richard BonelliSubstituted for Swarthout (learned cuts on 24 hours notice)P-Opr146
11/12/45Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILRescigno: cond.; Leonard WarrenSubstituted for Bruna Castagnia.P-Opr147
11/17/45Aïda VerdiAmnerisChicago Civic OperaChicago, ILCleva: cond.; Nicola MosconaP-Opr148
12/15/45{"Die Junge Magd"}|HindemithChicago Symphony EnsembleChicago, ILHindemith: cond.Orchestra HallP-Con149
01/27/46Marries 2nd HusbandChicago, ILMayer marries Sigvart Steen, the musician she had met at Great Lakes nearly 2 years earlier. Mayer takes 6 months off from career.F-Eve150
05/15/46Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Camilla Williams; Eugene ConleyDébut; First Performance by NYCO.P-Opr151
05/19/46Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Camilla Williams; Eugene ConleyP-Opr152
05/26/46Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Eugene ConleyP-Opr153
08/01/46{"In the still of the night"}|Cole PorterSerenade to America - NBCSan Francisco, CANBC Symphony Members; Initial Weekly ContractP-Con154
09/19/46{"Waltz Huegette" from The Vagabond King}|FrimlLet's Go To the Opera - ABCNew York, NYP-Con155
09/19/46Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Camilla WilliamsP-Opr156
09/29/46Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Camilla WilliamsP-Opr157
10/05/46Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaNew York, NYMorel: cond.; James PeaseP-Opr158
10/12/46Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaNew York, NYMorel: cond.; James PeaseP-Opr159
11/14/46Eugene Onegin
TchaikovskyOlgaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Ivan Petroff; Brenda Miller; William HorneP-Opr160
11/17/46Eugene Onegin
TchaikovskyOlgaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Ivan Petroff; Brenda Miller; William HorneP-Opr161
Luther College Voice InstructorDecorah, IAAugust 1947 to August1948P-Tch162
09/01/47National Association of Teachers of Singing - Charter MemberDecorah, IAStarted her focus on understanding vocal physiology and the process of teaching others to sing. Genesis of a sixty year career as a vocal teacher.P-Tch163
03/26/48Birth of 2nd sonDecorah, IAAugust 1947 to August1948F-Eve164
09/01/48Riverdale Temple - Professional QuartetRiverdale, NYMayer joins the elite Riverdale Temple Quartet continuing an association with Rabbi Schulman with whom she had previously performed at the temple in Illinois. In addition, the organist / quartet director was William Sumner who had previously been organist on the "Hymns of All Churches" in Chicago.P-Job165
12/19/48The Medium MenottiMadame Flora (Baba)Broadway Production of "The Medium"New York, NYBarrymore Theater; 10 performances starting 1 Wk after Premiere of this Broadway revival of the production.P-Opr166
03/24/49Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Ivan Petroff; Camilla WilliamsP-Opr167
04/06/49{"La Dance des Morts", Honegger}Fort Wayne SymphonyFort Wayne, INBuketoff: cond.Fort Wayne SymphonyP-Con168
04/10/49{Symphony 9, Beethoven}Houston Symphony & ChorusHouston, TXKurtz: cond.Houston SymphonyP-Con169
06/01/49Arias and SongsConcert: Duluth, MinnesotaDuluth, MNP-Con170
07/01/49Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiChicago Grant Park Opera OrchestraChicago, ILLeinsdorf: cond.; Camilla Williams130K attendees!P-Opr171
08/01/49Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCP-Opr172
09/01/49Wagner College Instructor of Music - VoiceNew York, NYTaught college age voice students (36 then 24 a semester) Sept 1949 to 1977 (29 years); attained tenure in 1963 as Asst. Prof.; developed graduate level Opera Appreciation Course with live opera in NYC.P-Tch173
10/02/49Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Gene GreenwellP-Opr174
11/01/49The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Gene Greenwell; Ellen FaullFirst Performance by NYCOP-Opr175
11/02/49The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Gene Greenwell; Ellen FaullP-Opr176
03/24/50The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Gene GreenwellP-Opr177
04/01/50{"Komenoi Ostrow", Artur Rubenstein}Radio City Music HallNew York, NYGlory of Easter Pageant (4/1 - 4/18); 4 wks rehearsal plus >100 shows over 2 wks for 1/2 million attendees.P-Con178
06/19/50Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCRescigno: cond.P-Opr179
06/20/50Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaWashington, DCRescigno: cond.P-Opr180
10/13/50Die Meistersinger
WagnerMagdalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; James Pease; Frances Yeend1st performance by NYCOP-Opr181
10/25/50The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Frances BibleP-Opr182
10/29/50Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYMartin: cond.P-Opr183
11/12/50Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaNew York, NYMorel: cond.P-Opr184
01/10/51{"Carmen" excerpts, Bizet}Radio City Music HallNew York, NY10 days, 5 shows a day.P-Con185
02/24/51Il TabarroPucciniLa FrugolaNBC Television Opera TheatreNew York, NYP-Opr186
03/14/51Die Meistersinger
WagnerMagdalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; James Pease; Frances YeendP-Opr187
04/01/51{"Komenoi Ostrow", Artur Rubenstein}Radio City Music HallNew York, NYGlory of Easter Pageant (4/1 - 4/18); 4 wks rehearsal plus >100 shows over 2 wks for 1/2 million attendees.P-Con188
09/28/51The Marriage of FigaroMozartMarchelinaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Walter Cassel; Frances Yeend; James PeaseP-Opr189
09/29/51Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Camilla Williams; Richard BonelliP-Opr190
10/05/51The Tales of Hoffman OffenbachThe MotherNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Frances BibleP-Opr191
10/06/51The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Gene GreenwellP-Opr192
10/07/51Die Meistersinger
WagnerMagdalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; James Pease; Frances YeendP-Opr193
10/13/51Die Meistersinger
WagnerMagdalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullP-Opr194
10/18/51The Four Ruffians Wolf-FerrariMargaritaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; Gene GreenwellUnited States PremiereP-Opr195
10/21/51The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; James Pease; Frances BibleP-Opr196
10/23/51Die Meistersinger
WagnerMagdalenaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Mack HarrellP-Opr197
10/27/51Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaNew York, NYMorel: cond.P-Opr198
10/28/51The DybbukTamkinElderly WomanNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullP-Opr199
10/30/51The Four Ruffians Wolf-FerrariMargaritaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullP-Opr200
10/31/51The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullP-Opr201
11/03/51The DybbukTamkinElderly WomanNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Patricia Neway; Mack HarrellP-Opr202
11/05/51The DybbukTamkinElderly WomanNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Patricia Neway; Mack HarrellP-Opr203
11/09/51Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYHalasz: cond.P-Opr204
11/14/51The Marriage of FigaroMozartMarchelinaNew York City OperaDetroit, MIRosenstock: cond.; Frances Yeend; James PeaseMasonic Auditorium; Detroit Grand Opera AssociationP-Opr205
11/15/51Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaDetroit, MIHalasz: cond.; Camilla Williams; Richard BonelliMasonic Auditorium; Detroit Grand Opera AssociationP-Opr206
11/18/51The Tales of Hoffman OffenbachThe MotherNew York City OperaDetroit, MIMorel: cond.; Frances Bible; Lawrence WintersMasonic Auditorium; Detroit Grand Opera AssociationP-Opr207
11/24/51The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaChicago, ILRudel: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr208
11/24/51Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaChicago, ILHalasz: cond.; Camilla Williams; Richard BonelliCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr209
11/28/51The Tales of Hoffman OffenbachThe MotherNew York City OperaChicago, ILMorel: cond.; Walter CasselCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr210
12/04/51Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaChicago, ILShaynen: cond.; Camilla WilliamsCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr211
12/05/51The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaChicago, ILRudel: cond.; James Pease; Ellen FaullCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr212
12/08/51Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaChicago, ILRosenstock: cond.; Walter CasselCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr213
12/09/51Rigoletto VerdiMaddalenaNew York City OperaChicago, ILShaynen: cond.; Lawrence WintersCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr214
01/30/52{Gloria}| VivaldiReading Choral SocietyReading, PAP-Con215
02/24/52{"Ah nostri Monti" - Il Trovatore; "The Rose Bearing Scene}| Verdi & StraussWOR Mutual Opera TheatreNew York, NYEllen FaullLongacre TheaterP-Con216
03/23/52Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYMartin: cond.; Camilla WilliamsP-Opr217
03/27/52The DybbukTamkinElderly WomanNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Lawrence Winters; Mack Harrell; Frances BibleP-Opr218
03/30/52The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Gene Greenwell; Lawrence Winters; Frances BibleP-Opr219
04/10/52The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Gene Greenwell; Lawrence Winters; Frances BibleP-Opr220
04/16/52Andrea ChenierGiordanoContessa di CoignyNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Walter CasselP-Opr221
04/23/52The DybbukTamkinElderly WomanNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.Also sang the part of MadelonP-Opr222
04/24/52Andrea ChenierGiordanoContessa di CoignyNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Walter CasselP-Opr223
06/01/52Accompany's Husband Abroad with Wagner College ChoirMultiple Cities, GermanyF-Eve224
06/01/52Audition: Bayreauth Festspeile (for Wieland Wagner)Bayreauth, GermanyP-Eve225
06/01/52Audition: Vienna StaatoperVienna, AustriaP-Eve226
09/25/52Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYSerafin: cond.P-Opr227
09/27/52Amahl & the Night Visitors
MenottiMotherNew York City OperaNew York, NYSchippers: cond.P-Opr228
10/25/52Carmen BizetCarmenNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.P-Opr229
11/17/52Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaChicago, ILSerafin: cond.; Lawrence WintersCivic Opera House; Committee for Opera in ChicagoP-Opr230
03/13/53Carmen BizetCarmenSan Francisco Cosmopolitan OperaSan Francisco, CAP-Opr231
03/22/53Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiNew York City OperaNew York, NYMartin: cond.P-Opr232
03/26/53{Requiem}VerdiBuffalo Symphony OrchestraBuffalo, NYKleinhans Music HallP-Con233
03/27/53{"Habanera", "Sequidilla" from Carmen, "Thine Alone" from Eileen}| Bizet & HerbertBuffalo Pops OrchestraBuffalo, NYKleinhans Music HallP-Con234
04/03/53Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Norman TreigleP-Opr235
04/12/53Aïda VerdiAmnerisNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Norman TreigleP-Opr236
12/18/53Amahl & the Night Visitors
MenottiMotherBuffalo Symphony Opera ProductionBuffalo, NYSchippers: cond.; Michael Pollock; Lawrence Winters; Richard WentworthKleinhans Music HallP-Opr237
02/25/54LohengrinWagnerOrtrudePittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.; Elenor SteberP-Opr238
02/27/54LohengrinWagnerOrtrudePittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.; Elenor SteberP-Opr239
03/13/54Aïda VerdiAmnerisPhiladelphia La Scala OperaPhiladelphia, PAMoresco: cond.Academy of MusicP-Opr240
04/15/54Falstaff
VerdiDame QuicklyNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Richard Wentworth; Rosemary Kuhlmann; Phillis CurtinFirst Performance by NYCOP-Opr241
10/07/54Falstaff
VerdiDame QuicklyNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Walter Cassel; Rosemary Kuhlmann; Phillis CurtinFirst Performance by NYCOP-Opr242
10/13/54The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Ellen FaullP-Opr243
12/17/54Amahl & the Night Visitors
MenottiMotherBuffalo Symphony Opera ProductionBuffalo, NYKleinhans Music HallP-Opr244
02/01/55Aïda VerdiAmnerisSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr245
02/05/55Carmen BizetCarmenSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr246
02/06/55Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaSan Carlo OperaBoston, MAP-Opr247
03/08/55Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaChattanooga OperaChattanooga, TNWolff: cond.P-Opr248
06/21/55Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiPhiladephia Robin Hood DellPhiladelphia, PAP-Opr249
06/22/55Otello
VerdiEmiliaPhiladephia Robin Hood DellPhiladelphia, PAP-Opr250
10/13/55The Golden Slippers
TchaikovskySolochaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Richard Cassilly; Richard Wentworth; Donald GrammFirst Performance by NYCOP-Opr251
10/20/55The Love for Three Oranges ProkofievClarissaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRudel: cond.; Gene Greenwell; John ReardonP-Opr252
10/27/55The Golden Slippers
TchaikovskySolochaNew York City OperaNew York, NYRosenstock: cond.; Richard Cassilly; John Reardon; Rosemary KuhlmannP-Opr253
11/04/55The Masked Ball
VerdiUlricaPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.P-Opr254
11/06/55The Masked Ball
VerdiUlricaPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.P-Opr255
04/04/56Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.P-Opr256
04/06/56Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.P-Opr257
01/14/57War and PeaceTchaikovskyMatrioshaNBC Television Opera TheatreNew York, NYP-Opr258
01/17/57Falstaff
VerdiDame QuicklyOpera Guild of MontrealMontreal, CanCooper: cond.Performed at Her Majesty's TheatreP-Opr259
02/07/57Ballad of Baby Doe DouglasMrs. McCourtABC Television Omnibus SeriesNew York, NYOmnibusP-Opr260
03/05/58ElektraStrauss1st MagdNew York PhilharmonicNew York, NYMitropoulos: cond.; Inge Borkh; Blanche ThebomP-Opr261
03/06/58ElektraStrauss1st MagdNew York PhilharmonicNew York, NYMitropoulos: cond.; Inge Borkh; Blanche ThebomP-Opr262
03/20/58Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.; Louis QuilicoP-Opr263
03/22/58Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh, PAKarp: cond.; Louis QuilicoP-Opr264
06/01/58Student wins Fulbright Scholorship for Study AbroadStaten Island, NYHelps a promising Wagner College voice student apply for and win a Fulbright Scholarship in voice for study abroad in Italy. Student remained in Europe then returning to the US; had a major international career singing in Europe and at the Metropolitan Opera (Olivia Stapp).P-Tch265
09/08/58Ballad of Baby DoeDouglasAugustaMusicarnivalCleveland, OHKogan: cond.; Beverly Sills; Walter Cassel; Beatrice Krebs7 performances from Sept. 8 to 14. Reel to reel made of each performance. Integrated master to be avaliable at Cleveland Public Library and Goodspeed Opera Library in Chatham, CT beginning late 2014. P-Opr266
09/17/58Murder in the Cathedral Pizzetti2nd CorifeaCarnegie Hall - Symphony of the AirNew York, NYHalasz: cond.P-Opr267
11/07/59Il Trovatore VerdiAzucenaRichmond Opera CompanyStaten Island, NYMoresco: cond.; Eileen FarrellP-Opr268
05/21/60{Requiem}VerdiPennsylvania State CollegeCollege Park, PAP-Con269
07/31/60Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiEllenville Music FestivalEllenville, NYP-Opr270
06/01/61Student wins Fulbright Scholorship for Study AbroadStaten Island, NYHelps another promising Wagner College voice student apply for and win a Fulbright Scholarship in voice for study abroad in Germany. Student remained in Germany, singing and then marrying and raising a family abroad. P-Tch271
07/01/63Wagner College Assistant Professor of Music, (tenured)Staten Island, NYGranted tenure based on her professional singing experience credentials, and upon 15 years of service to the college in a full-time capacity. During her instructor years, her teaching load averaged more than 30 1/2 hour private voice lessons per semester.P-Tch272
10/01/64Performs frequently at College and Church FunctionsStaten Island NY, NYPerformed as a community service at dozens of college related and church related functions during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.P-Tch273
04/23/67{"Die Junge Magd"}| HindemithWagner College Chamber EnsembleStaten Island, NYP-Con274
12/20/68Death of 2nd HusbandStaten Island, NYMargery Mayer's 2nd husband, Sigvart Steen, dies after prolonged illness culminating nearly 23 years of marriage; widowed at age 50 Margery accompanies her husband's choir on a coast to coast tour (winter of 1969), representing the college faculty and providing musical guidance for the talented junior-year student conductor who had studied with Margery and Dr. Steen.F-Eve275
12/07/69Madama Butterfly PucciniSuzukiStaten Island Opera Co.San Francisco, CAP-Opr276
01/16/71{Requiem}| VerdiNew Jersey Atlantic Choral SocietyMonmouth, NJP-Con277
11/16/72{Alto Rhapsody}|BrahmsRichmond Choral Society and OrchestraStaten Island, NYP-Con278
01/01/73Develops/Teaches Grad. Level Opera CourseStaten Island, NYDevelops Graduate Level course in Opera Appreciation with planned trips to 8 to 10 opera performances at the Metropolitan and New York City Operas and guest lectures by conductors and singers who were professional colleagues of Mayer at NYCO. Popular course given 5 consecutive years from 1973 to 1977.P-Tch279
09/01/73Marries 3rd HusbandNew York, NYMargery Mayer marries George Voutsas, audio director of at NBC, who she had first known in Chicago when they were respectively performing on and producing radio shows. They each brought to the relationship a rich heritage in classical music and the performing arts.F-Eve280
05/01/75Retires from Riverdale TempleRiverdale, NYMayer retires from position as Contralto Soloist at Riverdale Temple after 27 years of continuous service. Travel by car circumnavigating New York City from Staten Island to Riverdale estimated at 2,000 round trips or 100,000 miles.P-Job281
05/01/77Retires from Wagner CollegeStaten Island, NYMayer retires from Wagner College after 28 years of service and as teacher to more than 500 voice students, and an estimated 25,000 individual lessons.P-Tch282
11/01/77Moves to Carmel Highlands, CACarmel, CAMargery and George move from Staten Island to Carmel Highlands, CA to be near her sister and her husband.F-Exe283
07/01/78Establishes Home-based Voice StudioCarmel Highlands, CANot long after arriving, Margery cultivates interest from students wishing to take voice lessons and begins teaching out of her private home studio.P-Tch284
01/02/03Death of 3rd HusbandCarmel Highlands, CAMiss Mayer's third husband, George Voutsas, died just shy of age 92, after 29 years of marriage and 25 years in retirement in Carmel, CA.F-Eve285
05/01/03Honored by Wagner College Alumni, The SagamoreLake George, NYMargery Mayer is an honored guest of a gathering of 50th anniversary alums of Wagner College held at The Sagamore resort on Lake George, NY.P-Tch286
05/01/06Attends NYCO 60th anniversary, Tavern on the GreenChicago, ILMayer attends the sixtieth anniversary of the New York City Opera and meets many of her former colleagues.P-Opr287
03/29/0890th birthday celebrationCarmel Highlands, CAMargery Mayer reprises the Habenera at a surprise 90th birthday gathering attended by 75 good friends, held at the Highlands Inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean.F-Eve288
05/12/14Death: Margery Mayer Voutsas Passes Away at Age 96Cupertino, CAShortly after her 96th birthday, celebrated with her family, Margery Mayer passed away peacefully in her sleep in her fourth year at Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, CA. Margery is remembered by the staff for her resilliance, for her perfect memory of her arias and songs, and for grace even in adversity. A memorial service was held in her memory on September 13, 2014 at St. Philips Lutheran Church, in Carmel, CA.F-Eve289

 


 

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