Clara Kathleen Rogers
1844 - 1931
Rogers received her early music training from her parents, Eliza and John Barnett, and then studied at the Conservatory in Leipzig. Her teachers soon discovered her remarkable talent as a soprano, and she embarked upon an opera career under the stage name Clara Doria. She became internationally known as an opera star, coming to the United States for her New York debut in 1871, and remained in Boston when she married Henry Monroe Rogers, an attorney. His full support enabled her to continue to work as a composer, teacher and performer in both voice and piano. she taught at the New England Conservatory from 1902 until her death in 1931.