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Edith Coates 100th Birth Anniversary


MAY 31, 1908 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Edith COATES in Lincolnshire. d-Worthing, 7 JAN 1983. Debut as Giovanna in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1924. Teachers were Dino Borgioli, Clive Carey, Dawson Freer. Created Auntie in Peter Grimes (Britten). Housewife in Gloriana (Britten). Mrs. Bardeau in Olympians (Bliss). Priestess in Midsummer Marriage (Tippett). Mrs. Johnson in Moon & Sixpence (Gardner). Maggy in Logan Rock (Gundry). Sang in FP of Manana (Benjamin). She began her professional career in 1924 as a member of the Vic-Wells Opera company, which became the Sadler's Wells Opera in 1931. MORE | SHOP Edith Coates