Sibyl Sanderson


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(b Sacramento, 1864; d Paris, 1903).

Amer. soprano. Début (as Ada Palmer) The Hague 1888 in title‐role of Manon. Massenet wrote Esclarmonde (1889) and Thaïs (1894) for her to exploit the extraordinary range of her v. (g–g″). Saint‐Saëns wrote Phryné (1893) for her. CG début 1891, NY Met 1895, but was never as successful as in Paris. Fine actress and very beautiful.

Subjects: Opera.

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