Ada Clare (whose given name was Jane McIlheny) was born in South Carolina.
Madame Bishop evokes pleasant memories from Ada Clare. She is remarkable for her beauty and voice, although her voice is fading slightly. Arthur Napoleon, who also performed with Madame Bishop gets positive marks as well.
"The audience on Saturday night consisted of the queerest admixture of nationalities, such as John Brougham, Stephen Masset, Henry Drayton, etc., with a perfect shoal of old-fashioned, well-bred concert lovers."
Clare mentions that a Stephen Masset attended the concert.
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Born in Ireland, John Brougham originally pursued a surgical career at the Peter Street Hospital in Dublin.
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