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Alda, Frances

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1952 AD
Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Singer

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.