Hale, Una (1922–2005)

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Hale, Una (1922–2005)

Australian lyric soprano. Born Nov 18, 1922, in Adelaide, Australia; died Mar 4, 2005; dau. of Unitarian minister; attended Royal College of Music; m. Martin Carr (stage director), 1960; children: 2 sons.

Joined Carl Rosa Opera Co. and was featured in such roles as Marguerite in Faust, Violetta in La traviata, Micaela in Carmen, Mimi in La bohème and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni; joined Covent Garden Co. as a principal (1954), where she was best known for her Eva in Die Meistersinger and Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier; created the role of Naomi in Berkeley's Ruth and was the 1st English-speaking soprano to sing Cressida in Walton's Troilus and Cressida; was Ariadne in Australian premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos; retired (1965).

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