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Sally Burgess

(b. 1953)


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(b Durban, 1953).

South African‐born mezzo‐soprano. Début (as sop.), Brahms's Requiem with Bach Choir, London 1976. Joined ENO as sop., 1977. Sang in the f. Brit. p. of Martinů's Julietta (New Opera Co., 1978). Changed to mez. roles 1983. Sang Nefertiti in Glass's Akhnaten 1985. CG début 1983, Glyndebourne 1983. An outstanding Julie La Verne in Show Boat (1990). Sang Fricka in Scottish Opera's Die Walküre (1991). Many concert appearances in oratorio, etc.

Subjects: Opera.


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