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date: 10 August 2020

Forbes, Elizabethlocked

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(b Camberley, Aug 3, 1924; d October 22, 2014). English writer. A critic of exceptionally wide and international experience, she contributed reviews and articles to numerous periodicals and newspapers (notably Opera and the Financial Times in Britain, and also Opera Canada and Opera News) and was noted for her balanced judgment on the human voice. Her main areas of interest were 19th- and 20th-century opera (French and Scandinavian in particular) and singers, both historical and present-day. She made singing translations of many operas, from French, German and Swedish, including works by Spontini, Meyerbeer and Berwald. Among her writings were ...

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