December 17, 2011

The Vannuccini School in America: Part I

Myron W. Whitney


A student of Luigi Vannuccini, Myron W. Whitney (1936-1910) had great success as a leading oratorio singer, appearing in the bass role of Polyphemus in Handel's Acis and Galatea at Oxford University, which he sang in the original key to much acclaim. He had a son, William L.Whitney (1861- 1950), also a bass, who studied with Vannuccini. The younger Whitney also studied with the famous German pedagogue Julius Stockhausen, a student of Manuel García. William L.Whitney became one of the leading voice teachers in America, teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music where he taught Louise Homer and Eleanor Steber

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