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Della Jones

Della Jones is admired among the foremost bel canto mezzo-sopranos of her era, though her repertoire extends from Nerone in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea to Dolly in Hamilton’s Anna Karenina, a job she created in the work’s 1991 premiere. She’s also taken the casual foray into Gilbert and Sullivan and various other musicals. She’s taken particular curiosity about ignored bel canto operas, starring in lots of revivals and world-premiere recordings. She examined singing on the Royal University of Music, where she gained the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award, and in Geneva, where she produced her opera debut as Feodor in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov in 1970. In 1977, she started an extended association using the British Country wide Opera. She produced her Covent Backyard debut in 1983 as the feminine kitty in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortil√®ges. In 1993, she starred in the popular Last Night in the Proms, and in 1997 sang through the ceremonies marking the changeover of Hong Kong from English to Chinese guideline.

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