National Geographic : 1919 Sep
Iazzari stands beside the New Edison and sings Iazzari Las now ceased to sing, and the New Edison "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" is singing the same song alone THE voice of the decade has appeared. A tran scendent artist has flashed into operatic glory. Twenty-two months ago, Carolina Lazzari joined the Chicago Opera-unknown, unheralded. Today, three continents clamor to hear her. This fall the Metropolitan Opera Company brings her to New York City-its new prima donna con tralto. While the spell of her magnificent voice is hold ing New York opera-goers enthralled, the New Edison will be giving the self-same voice to music lovers throughout the world. The pictures on this page are from actual photo graphs. They show Lazzari in the act of compar ing her voice with its RE-CREATION by the New Edison. She sang. Suddenly she ceased to sing, and the New Edison took up the same song alone. There was no difference. It was only by watching Lazzari's lips that the audience could tell when she had ceased to sing. Lazzari has made this test before more than ten thousand music lovers and representative music critics. This test proves beyond all question that the voice of Lazzari, as RE-CREATED by the New Edison, is absolutely indistinguishable from her voice as heard on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House Generations may pass. The Metropolitan Opera House may fade into memory. But the genius of Edison has perpetuated forever the real voices of the world's great artists. Not strident and me chanical travesties on their art-but literal RE CREATIONS, indistinguishable from their living voices. NOTE:-Edison not only RE-CREA TES the greatvoices of the world. He also finds them. His method of scientific voice-analysis discovered Lazzari. he NEW EDISON '3he Phonoraph with a Soul" Our new book, "Edison and Music," is the most interesting phonograph story of the year. Free. Write for it. Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Orange, N. J. "Mention The Geographic-1It identifies you" "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"