Gertrud Elisabeth Mara

(1749—1833) singer

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(1749–1833), German bravura soprano and impresario. Mara appeared in London initially as a violin prodigy (1759–65), but later returned as a singer (1784–1802, 1819). She performed at the 1784 Handel Commemoration, sporadically at the King's Theatre (1786–91), and then at London's English theatres. She also sang at the oratorios, the concerts (promoting her own subscription series in 1787–8), and provincial music festivals.


From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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