Bampton, Rose (1907–)

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Bampton, Rose (1907–)

American soprano and mezzo-soprano. Name variations: Rose Bampton Pelletier. Born Nov 28, 1908, in Lakewood, Ohio; dau. of English father and German pianist mother; m. Wilfrid Pelletier (conductor), 1937; trained at Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Horatio Connell and Queena Mario; also studied with Martha Graham, Elena Gerhardt and Lotte Lehmann.

Well known for radio work and recordings, made debut as Siebel in Faust at Chautauqua (1929); made Metropolitan opera debut as Laura in La Gioconda (1932); sang with New York City Opera; retired (1950), then taught at Manhattan School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Drake University, and Juilliard School.

See also Women in World History.

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