music publishing house that bears his name in NYC. (Boston firm founded by E. C. Schirmer). d-Eisenach, 5 AUG 1893.
She began her career at Vienna as a nursery maid, and sang in the chorus in various opera houses (1874), and then, she began to appear in minor roles in Salzburg, and Leipzig. In 1892, she sang for the first time in London [Brünhilde] and [Isolde]. She sang in the U.S.(1895). She sang with the Damrosch Opera Co., but died of brain disease in 1896. Klafsky was engaged by the Met for the 1896-97 season, but she died before her début. Reportedly she was one of the most spectacular prima donnas of her day, and her death at the early age of forty-one, was mourned by opera lovers.