Sheridan, Margart

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Sheridan, Margart

Sheridan, Margaret, Irish soprano; b. Castlebar, County Mayo, Oct. 15, 1889; d. Dublin, April 16, 1958. She was a student of William Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1909–11) and of Alfredo Martino in Italy. In 1918 she made her operatic debut in La Bohème in Rome. She sang at London’s Covent Garden (1919; 1925–26; 1928–30) but pursued her career principally in Italy. In 1931 she settled in Dublin as a singing teacher. She was esteemed for her roles in Puccini’s operas.

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