Ádler Irén

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This article follows Eastern-order naming conventions. Here, Irén is the first-name and Ádler is the surname. In Western-order naming systems and modern naming systems, this name is written as Irén Ádler.

Ádler Irén (born Irene Adler; 1858-1920 in Mittenwald, Germany). She was a popular singer and remains widely heard. She is called the Parker Nightingale.

Early Life[edit]

Irén was born into a poor peasant family to Heinrich and Gertrude Adler, in the southern part of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Irén and her siblings were church singers. Her parents were devout Anabaptists and encouraged her talents.


A minister at the court, Alfred von Braun was appalled at the singing of Irén. He immediately recommended her to the King's court. At age 14, she began singing at the court of Ludwig II. However, she left the court due to intrigues of the courtiers.

She worked briefly at the Austro-Hungarian court, where she served Franz Joseph I.

She was invited by Prime Minister Agostino Depretis to the court of Victor Emmanuel II, where she stayed till the King's death. His successor wasn't intrested in her singing and viewed her as "a useless extra".

In 1878 she joined the Milano company, where she was taught the art of singing in an opera. In 1879-1883, after a four-year tour of Europe, she returned to Milan. Upon being invited to perform in Archikston, she agreed. In Archikston, she sang at a concert at the Military Barracks and became a constant fixture at Opera of the Ladder. She was given a lavish residence by the Colonial British Authorities.

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The Nightingale House

Personal Life[edit]

Following her fame swell in Cazoshire, she was invited to an elite party, where she met Osman Döviroğlu, an "outstanding, teetotaler, ultra-shy, bearded, and in no way looked like a noble". Irén asked other women who he was, she was told that he was an illegitimate son of a noble and he was a "Moor". He was the first Muslim that she met.

Later on, Osman and Irén married. She remained a practising Anabaptist till her end. They had a son, Mehmed Köveç Döviroğlu (1887-1925)


She is said to have died of heart attack when she came to know of her son's capture after Treaty of Sèvres as a Malta exile.