Ellison van Hoose

18 August 1868 Murfresboro – 24 March 1936 Houston

Ellison van Hoose sings Faust: Que voulez-vous, messieurs?, with Emilio de Gogorza and Marcel Journet
In RA format

Ellison van Hoose sings O come with me in the summer night (Van der Stucken)
In RA format
He grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, where his father was a Baptist minister. He studied voice first with his mother, then in New York, London, in Paris with Jean de Reszke, and in Rome with Antonio Cotogni, no less!

He began as a church and concert tenor in the USA. In 1897, he made his opera debut in Philadelphia with the Damrosch-Ellis Opera Company, as Tannhäuser. He toured with that company for two years, then he went to England for further studies with Henry Wood, while singing in oratorio and concert, and that's what he also did after returning to the US.

1903–05, he was assistant artist on a long North America tour of Nellie Melba; 1906/07, he joined Marcella Sembrich on a similar tour. In 1908, he went to Germany, again as a concert singer first (singing at the Leipzig Gewandhaus under Arthur Nikisch), then in opera in Mainz (1909/10). Back to the US again, he was with the Chicago opera in the 1911/12 season (debut role: Manrico), but essentially remained a concert singer.

After his career, he taught voice in New York City.

Picture source
Reference 1; reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens
I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Faust).

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