The Actress and the Singer (1911)
A young tenor and his friend, a music director, were very "hard up." One day the tenor went and sang for a phonograph concern in order to get money to pay board. A celebrated prima donna happened to be in the next room and heard him sing and fell in love with his voice. She got a glimpse of him as he left the place and her good opinion became even better. He had forgotten a piece of music which she found and took home with her. The prima donna was not able to forget the young tenor, and finally she and her woman companion secured apartments at the house where the tenor and his friend lived. The young men's finances were growing worse and worse. One morning they had nothing with which to buy breakfast. The two girls that morning had ordered breakfast brought to their rooms, but the waiter by mistake took it to the apartments of the young men. Of course, the young man pounced upon the breakfast and fairly devoured it. The waiter, who had discovered his mistake, pounded in vain upon their door. Before long the prima donna heard what had become of her breakfast. She suspected that the young men were very poor and longed more than ever to help them. She notified her manager that she had discovered a man for the leading tenor role in her new opera. There was rejoicing when the young man received a letter asking him to call on the great manager. There he met the prima donna and she confessed everything to him. There he signed a contract not only to join his voice with hers in opera, but to join his heart with hers in life.- Written by Moving Picture World synopsis
A prima donna falls in love with the voice of a singer that she hears on a recording.- Written by Anonymous
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