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date: 15 December 2019

Minton, Yvonne ( Fay )locked

  • Noël Goodwin


( Fay )

(b Sydney, Dec 4, 1938). Australian mezzo-soprano . She studied at the Conservatorium in Sydney and in 1960 moved to London, where she began a concert career before making her operatic début in 1964 as Britten’s Lucretia in a City Literary Institute production; the same year she created Maggie Dempster in Maw’s One Man Show. She then joined the Covent Garden company and over the next 12 years sang more than 30 major roles, creating (and later recording) Thea in The Knot Garden (1970) and having notable success as Octavian, the role of her débuts at Chicago (1970), the Metropolitan Opera (1973) and the Paris Opéra (1976); she also recorded the part under Solti. Her appearance as Brangäne at Bayreuth in 1974 was followed by Fricka and Waltraute in the centenary Ring, and she sang Kundry at Covent Garden in 1979...

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