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Dame Emma Albani (1847–1930) by Walery, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Albani [married name Gye], Dame Emma [née Marie Louise Cécile Emma Lajeunesse] (1847–1930), singer, was born on 1 November 1847 at Chambly, Quebec, Canada, one of three surviving children of Joseph Lajeunesse, organist, and his wife, Mélina Mignault (d. 1856)...

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Albertazzi, Emma (1815–1847), singer, was born on 1 May 1815 and baptized at St John the Evangelist, Westminster on 31 March 1822, the daughter of Francis Howson (1784–1863), a music teacher, and his wife Sarah née Tanner (bap. 1796, d...

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(Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- Allan (1800–1865) by John Hayter, pubd 1827 [as Cresea in Medea in Corinto by Simone Mayr] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allan, (Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- [Carradori-] (1800–1865), singer, was born in Milan. Her father, Baron de Munck, was an Alsatian and a colonel in the French army. Her mother, whose maiden name, Carradori, she adopted (and always so spelt in Italy), came from ...

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Allen, Henry Robinson (c. 1809–1876), singer, teacher, and composer, was born in Cork around 1809, the son of William Allen, gentleman. In Cork he studied music with a Mr Shaw, organist of St Peter’s Church, where he attracted attention as a boy soprano. At fourteen he was apprenticed to ...

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Austin, Frederick William (Frederic) (1872–1952), singer, composer, and impresario, was born on 30 March 1872 at 40 Hind Street, Poplar, London, the elder son of William Austin (1844–1922), hosier, and his wife, Elizabeth Emily, née Hunt (1847–1924). Although born in ...

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Florence Austral (1892–1968), by Howard Barron, 1947

Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Australia. https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/2007.52/florence-austral/ © The Estate of Howard Barron

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Austral, Florence (1892–1968), singer, was born Florence Mary Wilson on 26 April 1892 in Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria (the same suburb in which Dame Nellie Melba had been born in 1861), the daughter of a Swede, Wilhelm Lindholm, who had emigrated to ...

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Thomas Baptiste (1929–2018), by unknown photographer

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Baptiste, (Frederick Eustance) Thomas Anthony (1929–2018), actor and singer, was born on 17 March 1929 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of Frederick Baptiste, a wealthy landowner, and his wife, Pearl. When Baptiste left home, he told his father that he intended to study agriculture but, on his arrival in ...

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Booth, (Leslie) Webster (1902–1984), singer, was born on 21 January 1902 at 157 Soho Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire, the sixth and youngest child of Edwin Booth (1866–1949), hairdresser, and his wife, Sarah, née Webster (1860–1942). A talented treble, in ...

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Brannigan, Owen (1908–1973), singer, was born on 10 March 1908 at 76 Jubilee Terrace, Annitsford, Northumberland, the son of Owen Brannigan (1876–1955) and his wife Sarah Catherine, née Connelly (1881–1921), both local-born children of Irish immigrants. The village was home to many families of Irish descent, most of whom had come to work in the nearby coal mines. ...

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Brunskill, Muriel Lucy (1899–1980), singer, was born at 10 Mayfield, Kendal, Westmorland, on 18 December 1899, the daughter of Edmund Capstick Brunskill (1864–1925), commercial traveller, and his wife, Lucy, née Clegg (1868–1956). ‘I cannot remember a time when singing was not my keenest interest’, ...

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Coates, Edith Mary (1905–1983), singer and actress, was born on 31 May 1905 at 5 Ashlin Grove, Lincoln, the daughter of Percy Coates, commercial traveller and watch repairer, and his wife Eleanor, née Allen. Having studied at Trinity College of Music, London, with ...

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Coates, John (1865–1941), singer, was born on 29 June 1865 at 1 Girlington Road, Manningham, Bradford, the son of Richard Coates (1839–1877), plumber’s bookkeeper, and his wife Elizabeth, née Leach. Gifted intellectually as a boy, Coates attended Bradford Grammar School from the age of eight. His father was a passionate amateur musician who directed the ...

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Marie Collier (1927–1971), by P. Felix, 1965

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Collier, Marie Elizabeth (1927–1971), singer, was born on 16 April 1927 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Thomas Robinson Collier (1894–1962), an employee of Victorian Railways who won the Military Cross and Bar during World War I, and his wife, ...

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Craig, Charles James (1919–1997), singer, was born on 3 December 1919 at the Shoreditch Infirmary, 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, London, the fifteenth and youngest child of James George Craig (1877–1932), general labourer, and his wife Ann Rosina (Annie), née Gardner (...

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Dorow, Dorothy Margaret (1930–2017), singer, was born on 22 August 1930 at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, the daughter of Bertie McIntyre Dorow (1880–1950), a legal writer and draughtsman, and his wife Florence Emily, née Darby (1892–1959), an amateur pianist. She had one elder brother, ...