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Ferrier, Kathleen (Mary)locked

  • Alan Blyth


(b Higher Walton, Lancs., 22 April 1912; d London, 8 Oct 1953). English contralto. She intended to become a pianist and it was only in 1937, after winning the contralto class at the Carlisle Festival, that she considered a career as a singer and studied with J.E. Hutchinson and then Roy Henderson. During the war years, touring the provinces and singing with the Bach Choir in London, she established herself among England’s leading concert artists. She made her stage début as Lucretia in the first performance of Britten’s ...

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