Saville, Frances, American soprano; b. San Francisco, Jan. 6, 1863; d. Burlingame, Calif., Nov. 8, 1935. She went early to Australia, where she made her debut in oratorio; continued her studies in Paris with Marchesi. In 1892 she made her operatic debut in Brussels; also appeared with the Carl Rosa Co. in England, at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, and in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, etc. On Nov. 18, 1895, she made her debut as Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y, on whose roster she remained through that season and again in 1899–1900. She also sang with the Vienna Court Opera (1899–1903).
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