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Barbier, Janelocked

  • Olive Baldwin
  •  and Thelma Wilson

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(d ?London, ?will proved Dec 9, 1757). English contralto. She first appeared in Almahide (November 1711) and the Spectator commented on her becoming shyness and her ‘agreeable Voice, and just Performance’. She had three seasons with the Italian opera, generally taking male roles, singing in Handel’s ...

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