Woman of the Century/Geraldine Ulmar
ULMAR. Mrs. Geraldlne, singer, was born in Charlestown, a suburb of Boston, Mass. In her eleventh year she made her debut as "The Child Soprano" in three juvenile concerts in Worcester, Mass. GERALDINE ULMAR. She was trained for the stage, and in November, 1879, she joined the Boston Ideals, singing first with that company in "Fatinitza " She then appeared in "The Sorcerer," "Boccacio," "Pinafore." "The Chimes of Normandy." "The Bohemian Girl," and all the Sullivan operasexcept "Princess Ida." When the English "Mikado" company came to the United States, in 1885, Sir Arthur Sullivan, who heard her sing the part of Yum Yum, insisted that she should be engaged permanently to sing in that rôle. She went to England and there scored a brilliant success, both artistically and socially. She has since remained in London, where, on 30th March, 1891, she became the wife of an American musician, Felix Tilkin, known to the' musical world as Ivan Caryll. One of her greatest triumphs in London was won by her performance of "La Cigale." Her acquaintances in London include many persons prominent in society.