Blauvelt, Lillian Evans


American soprano, who has been very successful as a concert and operatic singer. She was born at Brooklyn, New York, and is of old Dutch and Welsh stock. She displayed musical talent at an early age, but until her fifteenth year devoted herself exclusively to the violin. She began her vocal education at the National Conservatory of Music, New York, studying under Mr. Jacques Buohy both in New York and Paris. She has sung with the leading musical societies of Europe, under the direction of numerous famous conductors and in England and on the Continent has won many triumphs. She received special recognition from Queen Margherita of Italy and Queen Victoria of England. Lillian Blauvelt is the only woman and the only Englishspeaking person to  whom has been awarded the Decoration of the Order of St. Cecilia, conferred by the Royal Academy of St. Cecilia, the oldest musical society in the world, founded in 1585. In the United States she has sung under Walter Damrosch, Theodore Thomas, and Anton Seidl, and is a great favorite in this country. She made her debut in opera at Brussels in 1891 in Mireille and in 1903 sang at Covent Garden, London, the roles of Marguerite, Micaela, Juliette, and Zerline. In 1899 she married Mr. William F. Pendleton of New York.