Sunday, July 6, 2008

Burke-Sheridan, Margaret

(1889-1958) Irish soprano, opera singer, born in Castlebar, Ireland, she was known as Maggie from Mayo and is regarded as Ireland's first prima donna. From La Scala to Covent Garden during 1918 to 1930 then young Irish soprano captured the ears and hearts of Italian and British audiences and acclaim of Puccini and Toscanini. She died in relative obscurity in 1958

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