Clipped From Chicago Tribune
Veteran at Ripe Age of 21 to Sing Role of Carmen of be (Picture on pag 3) When a girl is 21 and has decided io siuoy tor a musical fareer, sne nopes timiaiy tor a tew stage ap- ap- pearances, and looks toward her concerts as a senior ln music study as her best Immediate prospects for acclaim. .Miss Lois uentue, Jiowever, Unas herself far ahead ot prosaic sched-Uny, sched-Uny, ule. Her performance as Car- Car- men wun mo juiawcsi upcra com- com- pany next Sunday night at tho 8th Street theater will be that of an old trouper. Last spring sho appeared with the same opera group as Lola ln "Cavallcrla Rusticona." The young singer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Gentile, 1510 N. .Leamington av., Is music supervisor of the Notre Dame High school, 3000, Mango av., lor her practical ap. proach to a career, but finds the work of producing operettas and giving voice Instruction taking only a part of her energies. She Is in her fifth year of study with Glacomo Rimini and Mme. Rosa Raisa, and appears as a regular artist with the Concert In Miniature group, bhe alc has given solo concerts in Chi- Chi- caco and other midwestern cities. Miss Gentile first was encouraged in her voice development by sisters of the Notre Dame school where she had studied since a primary grade student. Sr.e worked with them thru high school days until her Junior vear when they referred her to Mme. Raisa. Her work with the Chicago Drama league during these early days broueht scholarships for two years with Mme. Raisa. She continued her studies with Mme. Raisa while student at the Central W. M. C. A. School of Music. Her energies as a college student may be Illustrated with her record nf eomolotine four years of work in 5u vears hv attendinc all summer courses. Upon her graduation she returned to the Notre Dame school m th youngest faculty, member.