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date: 16 December 2019

Mountain [née Wilkinson], Rosemond [Rosoman]locked

  • Olive Baldwin
  •  and Thelma Wilson

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[Rosoman]

(b London, c1768; d Hammersmith, July 3, 1841). English soprano and actress. She sang in a children’s company trained by Charles Dibdin and then worked in the provinces before her Covent Garden début in 1786. She was a sweet singer and a handsome woman who was shown to advantage in ‘vocal parts of a genteel and sentimental nature’ (Oxberry). She married the violinist John Mountain in 1787 and they often worked together. From 1798 to 1800 she studied with Rauzzini while working in Bath and Bristol. On her return to London the Monthly Mirror described her as ‘clearly the best singer now upon the boards’. When Nancy Storace retired in 1808 Mountain took over her roles; she herself left the stage in 1815.

BDA DNB (L. M. Middleton) LS ‘Mrs Mountain’, Thespian Magazine, 1 (1792), 139 C. H. Wilson: The Myrtle and Vine (London, 1802)...

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