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Alda, Frances (Fanny Jane Davis)

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Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Singer

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1879 - Alda was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on May 31, 1879.

 

1886 - Started her singing career in light operettas in Melbourne.

 

1902 - Went to Europe for a promising career.

 

1904 - Had her singing debut as Manon in Massenet's "Manon" at the Paris Opera-Comique.

 

1906-1908 - Worked as a singer at La Scala for three seasons.

 

1910 - Married Giulio Gatti-Casazza.

 

1928 - She retires from singing and continued to do recordings and performances.

 

1941 - Married, Ray Vir Den who is ten years her junior.

 

1952 - Died on September 18, 1952.


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