or the first time in twenty years (says an Exchange Rome message) an Irish singer will appear in Constanzi to-night.
She is Miss Margaret Burke-Sheridan, who was born at Castlebar and is a protégé of Lady Howard de Walden and Mr. T.P. O'Connor. She makes her debut as "Mimi" in "La Boheme." Miss Burke-Sheridan was a great favourite in Dublin musical circles some four or five years back when she won the gold medal for soprano singing at the Feis Ceoil.
At the time she gave promise of achieving great things in the realms of song, and her numerous Dublin friends and admirers will be delighted to hear of her appearance in the Grand Opera in Rome.
A later despatch from Rome says - Miss Margaret Burke-Sheridan, of Castlebar, made a successful debut at the Constanzi Theatre, Rome, in Puccini's "La Boheme." She was called before the curtain ten times and received magnificent floral tributes, the audience giving her a great ovation.
(9th February, 1918)