Excerpt from Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Performed on the Lyric Stage From the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time
It is not surprising, therefore, that the temptations of such a career should sometimes prove t... oo great for virtue or pru dence to resist; indeed, the wonder is that so many favor ite singers have escaped the snares and pitfalls that sur round their steps. The descent from the pinnacle of fame and fortune is often sudden and disastrous, and the perils of her who attains the giddy height of popularity are such as to need a cool head and a steadfast heart, and the con trolling power of high principle.
The author has chosen her heroines with a view to a two fold source of interest. She has taken those whose genius and labors have stamped the deepest impress on the state of contemporary art, and some of those, likewise, who, though of secondary artistic name, have had eventful his tories, or from whose fortunes, in their brilliant and most perilous career, an instructive moral may be gathered. How far she has succeeded it will remain for others to judge.
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