Maureen Forrester


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(b Montreal, 1930 d Toronto, 2010).

Canadian contralto. Début Montreal 1953. Recital tour of Europe 1955. Amer. début NY Town Hall 1956. Sang in Mahler's 2nd Sym. at Bruno Walter's invitation, NY 1957. London début, Proms 1957 (Verdi's Requiem). Noted as Mahler interpreter, also as Angel in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius. Salzburg Fest. 1968 (concert). Opera début Toronto 1961 as Gluck's Orpheus. NY City Opera 1966; S. Francisco 1967; NY Met 1975; CG 1971; Paris 1981. Head of vocal dept., Philadelphia Mus. Acad., 1966–71.

Subjects: Opera.

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