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Johnson, Edward (b Guelph, Ontario, 1878; d Guelph, 1959). Can.-born tenor and opera administrator (Amer. cit. 1922). Début NY 1907 in O. Straus's Waltz Dream. It. début Padua 1912 (under name Edoardo di Giovanni). Sang first It. Parsifal at La Scala under Toscanini 1914. Prin. ten. roles in Milan, Rome, Buenos Aires, Rio, and Madrid 1914–19; Chicago Opera 1919–21; NY Met 1922–34. Gen. man. NY Met 1935–50. Hon. CBE 1935.

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Johnson, Edward

Edward Johnson, 1881–1959, Canadian tenor and operatic manager, b. Guelph, Ont. As Eduardo di Giovanni, he sang in Italian opera houses (1912–19). In 1920 he joined the Chicago Opera Company and in 1922, the Metropolitan. In 1935 he became general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, retiring in 1950. He was succeeded by Rudolf Bing.

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Johnson, Edward (fl. 1570–1602). Eng. composer of madrigals, virginals pieces (3 in Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) and psalm-tunes. Contrib. 6-part madrigal Come, blessed byrd, to The Triumphs of Oriana. Employed as musician by Kitson family at Hengrave Hall, Suffolk, in 1570s. Cambridge MusB 1594.

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