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Fisher, Sylvia (Gwendoline Victoria)

Fisher, Sylvia (Gwendoline Victoria) (b Melbourne, 1910; d Melbourne, 1996). Australian soprano. Début Melbourne 1932. CG début 1948, becoming co.'s leading sop. until 1958 in roles such as Isolde, Kostelnička (f. Brit. p. 1956), Brünnhilde, Sieglinde, and the Marschallin. Chicago Opera 1959. Sang with EOG 1963–71 in Britten operas and with SW Co. (later ENO), notably with latter as Elizabeth I in Gloriana (1966). Created Miss Wingrave in Owen Wingrave (TV 1971, CG 1973).

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