Bowden, Pamela (1925–2003)

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Bowden, Pamela (1925–2003)

English mezzo-soprano. Born April 17, 1925, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England; died April 8, 2003; dau. of the town mayor; attended Royal Manchester (now Northern) College of Music; studied with Roy Henderson; m. Derrick Edwards (racing driver, died 2000); children: son and daughter.

Won the Geneva international competition (1954); appeared mainly in recital and oratorio, giving more than 750 performances (1954–79), under such conductors as Josef Krips, Paul Sacher, Solti, Sargent, Boult, Mackerras and Boulez.