- J.B. Steane
( b Cheltenham, July 14, 1877; d London, Sept 21, 1959). English soprano . In 1894 she won a scholarship to the RCM, London, where she studied with Albert Visetti, and a year later played Purcell’s Dido at the Lyceum Theatre. While still a student, she took part in three performances given privately before Queen Victoria, and also sang Anne Page in the first English-language production of ...