James Gaspard Maeder [cond.-comp.]
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Chamber (includes Solo)
3 February 2014
“A new débutante, said to possess not only beauty of voice, but beauty of person, appears this evening at Irving Hall. Her name is Stella Bonheur, and she is said to be as much a ‘queen of song,’ as her beautiful namesake Rosa, is the ‘queen of painting.’ Those who go to hear her will enjoy a musical treat, which we venture to say, has not been heard for many years.”
"Irving Hall.—Mlle. Stella Bonheur gives a grand concert at this establishment to-night, assisted by first-rate talent."
Part of larger article; see “Article on Aspiring Debutantes,” 10/21/65, NYTr.
“[She is a] fine-looking young French lady, rejoicing under the lustrous name of Stella Bonheur, which done into English means Star of Joy; and which is no misnomer for one so full of youth and cheerfulness. This aspirant for concerts and the opera as well, has been we learn a pupil only for six months, of the well-known Mr. Maeder. In that time she has certainly done wonders, but not enough quite to place her before the public. We think with proper additional study, with such a full soprano voice as she is gifted with, she will take rank as an opera artist.”