opera singer

Milka Trnina (December 19th, 1863 Vezišće - May 18th, 1941 Zagreb) was one of the greatest opera singers in the entire history. She was called the singing Eleonora Duse. Although she was primarily a Wagnerian singer, she was also majestic in all her other performances.

She performed in Germany, Russia, England, the United States, as well as in a number of other countries. For a while she was giving singing lessons in New York. She was the first to sing “Tosca" in Londons Covent Garden and in the Metropolitan in New York. She retired from the scene in 1906 due to illness. As she was extremely critical of her own performances she had all the recordings of her performances destroyed.

A waterfall at Plitvice Lakes was named after her, as well as the prize of the Croatian Society of Musicians. Allegedly, the famous “Milka” chocolate was named in her honor.

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