Winifred Lawson

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Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 30, 1961 (69)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 30, 1961 (69)

About

Remembered best for her performances of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, this operatic soprano performed with London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, as well as with the English National Opera (then called the Sadler's Wells Opera). Her most famous roles include Yum-Yum in The Mikado and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore.

Before Fame

She began her musical career as a classical concert vocalist and went on to make her operatic debut in a 1920 London production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

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During the World War II years, she performed throughout the Middle East as a member of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA).

Family Life

She grew up in Wolverhampton, England, and later settled in London. Her memoir, A Song to Sing-O!, was published in the last decade of her life.

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She became famous for her interpretations of the works of light opera composer Arthur Sullivan.

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