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Lina Abarbanell Collection

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 10 Sep 2010

Biographical History

Lina Abarbanell (1879-1963) was a Jewish American opera singer. She sang in public from the age of seven, performing with opera companies in her native Germany, touring Europe, and giving command recitals before royalty. In 1905 she and her husband and daughter came to the United States, and Abarbanell embarked on a thirty-year career giving concerts and performances around the country. After the death of her husband in 1934 she retired from performing but continued to work in the theatre as a casting director and Broadway producer.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lina Abarbanell Collection consists of photographs and printed material.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Abarbanell, Lina, 1879-1963.


Opera -- United States.
Singers -- Biography.

Genres and Forms

Programs (documents)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lina Abarbanell Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, circa 1964.

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