Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Vol. 4: by Nicolas Slonimsky, Laura Diane Kuhn

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Opera (1944, 1958, 1961) and at the Chicago Lyric Opera (1956). In Europe she sang in Amsterdam and The Hague, and at the Holland and Edinburgh festivals, the Vienna State Opera, and the Paris Opera; also made appearances in South America. In 1960 she became a prof, of voice at the Ind. Univ. School of Music in Bloomington. Among her prominent roles were Cherubino, Ulrica, Orlovsky, Herodias, and Octavian. —NS/LK/DM L i s a L i s a a n d C u l t J a m , chart-topping group on the cusp of new jack swing dance pop (f.

17, 1733; d. London, Nov. 19, 1795. He began his studies with the Bath Abbey organist Thomas Chilcot; later studied with William Boyce in London. From the mid-1750s he was active as a concert director and singing teacher in Bath, and also wrote for the London stage from 1767. He was made joint director (with John Stanley) of London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1774; then continued in that capacity (with Samuel Arnold) from 1786; was also its joint manager (with his son-in-law, the dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan) from 1776.

He was made a member of the Royal Soc. of Musicians in 1777. Of his 12 children, the succeeding five entries should be noted. WORKS: DRAMATIC (all first perf. in London): The Royal Merchant, opera (Dec. 14,1767); The Duenna, or The Double Elopement, comic opera (Nov. ); Selima and Azor, comic opera (Dec. 5, 1776); The Beggar's Opera, ballad opera (Jan. 29,1777); The Camp, musical entertainment (Oct. 15,1778); Zoraida, tragedy (Dec. 13, 1779); The Generous Imposter, comedy (Nov. 22,1780); The Gentle Shepherd, pastoral (Oct.

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