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Marie Titiens was the niece of a rather more famous German soprano, Therese Tietjens, whose name is sometimes shown as Titiens, reflecting the years she spent based in London.

Reviewing a London concert in The Star of 24 August 1889, George Bernard Shaw  wrote:
''I was glad, for the honour of a once famous name, when Miss Marie Tietjens, whom I had not heard before, sang 'Vedrai carino' quite unexceptionally, with a voice still fragile, and hardly quite formed yet in the middle, but of remarkably pure and pleasant tone and perfect intonation.'' - Zerlina's second aria from Don Giovanni seems to have allowed her to display her talents effectively.  Bevignani is named as the competent conductor.

Roles in Scotland

Son and Stranger 1895
Arline Arnheim's daughter
Bohemian Girl 1895
Maritana a gitana
Maritana 1895
Maritana 1899
Santuzza a village girl
Cavalleria Rusticana 1895
Nedda Canio's wife
Pagliacci 1895
Faust 1899
Elsa von Brabant sister of the missing Count Gottfried
Lohengrin 1899
Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon
Trovatore 1899
Anne of Austria Queen of France
Three Musketeers 1899

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