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Easton, Florence (Gertrude)

Easton, Florence (Gertrude) (b South Bank, Yorks, 1882; d NY, 1955). Eng. soprano. Opera début as Shepherd in Tannhäuser with Moody-Manners Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, 1903. Joined Savage Co., Baltimore, 1904–5, 1906–7. Member Berlin Royal Opera 1907–13; Hamburg Opera 1912–16; Chicago 1915–17; NY Met 1917–29 and 1935–6; CG 1927 and 1932; SW 1934. Created Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (NY Met 1918). Repertory of 150 very varied roles in 4 languages and could learn a new score in 12 hours. Resplendent Brünnhilde with Melchior in Siegfried, CG 1932. Retired 1936.

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