Yvonne Minton

(b. 1938)

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(b Sydney, NSW, 1938).

Australian mezzo‐soprano. Won international vocalist comp. at 's Hertogenbosch 1961. Opera début London 1964 (Lucretia in Britten's opera). CG début 1965. Created Thea in The Knot Garden (CG 1970). Cologne Opera from 1969. Chicago 1970; NY Met 1973; Bayreuth 1974; Salzburg Fest. 1978. Australian Opera 1972–3. Sang Countess Geschwitz in first 3‐act Lulu, Paris 1979. Many concert appearances. After brief retirement, returned at Florence 1990 and at Adelaide 1991. Glyndebourne début 1994. CBE 1980.

Subjects: Opera.

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