The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1982, Volume 28, Number 1
Edited by Thomas L. Scharf
Back to the article: The Music Festival San Diego Almost Had
The always charming Ernestine Schumann-Heink: at a new office in the Commonwealth Building, 1926.
Ernestine Schumann-Heink presenting colors to the 21st Infantry, 1918
Ernestine Schumann-Heink greeting Bill Van Dusen in 1928.
Ernestine Schumann-Heink in an autographed photo to Ed Fletcher.
A large outdoor concert, like th one above (c. 1923) in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, was what Mme. Schumann-Heink had envisioned for her “American Bayreuth”.
Seen here a year before her death in 1936, Mme. Schumann-Heink is remembered by many, not only for her beautiful voice, but also for her warm and brilliant personality.