Conner, Nadine (1907–2003)

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Conner, Nadine (1907–2003)

American actress and lyric soprano. Born Evelyn Nadine Henderson, Feb 20, 1907, in Compton, California; died Mar 1, 2003, in Los Alamitos, California; m. briefly to an ex-college classmate named Conner; m. Laurance Heacock (surgeon), 1939 (died 1987).

Made NY debut at Metropolitan Opera as Pamina in an English version of Magic Flute (1941), followed by Forest Bird in Siegfried, the 1st of 25 Sophies in Der Rosenkavalier, Marzelline in Fidelio, the title role in Carmen, Mimi in La Bohème, and Marguerite in Faust, among others; performed a solo in Mahler's Second Symphony for NY Philharmonic (1942), then appeared there annually in the St. Matthew Passion; recorded the role of Gretel, with Risë Stevens as Hansel, in Hansel and Gretel (1947); made Met farewell (1960).

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