Rogers [née Barnett], Clara Kathleen [Doria, Clara]
- Pamela Fox
(b Cheltenham, Jan 14, 1844; d Boston, March 8, 1931). American singer, composer and teacher of English origin. The granddaughter of the cellist Robert Lindley and daughter of the composer John Barnett, she received musical instruction from her parents before entering the Leipzig Conservatory at the age of 12. She studied the piano with Ignaz Moscheles and Louis Plaidy, as well as harmony and singing. After further piano study (with Hans von Bülow) and singing lessons, she made her début in 1863 in Italy as Isabelle in Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, using the stage name Clara Doria. After triumphs in Genoa, Naples and Florence, she returned to London in 1866 and continued her concert career. In 1871 she went to the USA with the Parepa-Rosa troupe, and the following year toured with the Maretzek company. She settled in Boston (1873) and concentrated on composition and teaching after her marriage in ...