(b Manchester, 1912; d Hythe, Kent, 1996).
Eng. mezzo‐soprano of Austrian parentage. Began career as actress. Début London 1945 as Dorabella in Così fan tutte. Created Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia. Glyndebourne début 1952; CG 1952. Prin. mez. SW 1945–62, guest artist 1962–8. OBE 1962.