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Smith, Eric Ledell
Blacks in opera.
An encyclopedia of people and companies, 1873-1993
By Eric Ledell Smith
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1995, 236 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Abdul-Rahim, Raoul (b. 1929)   music critic
  Addison, Adele (b. 1925)   soprano, vocals
  Adkins, Paul Spencer (a. 1985)   tenor
  Albert, Donnie Ray (b. 1951)   baritone, bass-baritone
  Aldridge, Irene Luranah (b. 1860 d. 1932)   contralto
  Alexander, Roberta Lee (b. 1949)   soprano
  Allen, Betty [Elizabeth Louise] (b. 1930)   cast, mezzo-soprano
  Anderson, Marian (b. 1897 d. 1993)   accordion, chanteur
  Arnold, David Charles (b. 1943)   baritone, bass
  Arnold, David Charles (b. 1943)   baritone
  Arroyo, Martina (b. 1937)   interprete, Sanger
  Baker, Gregg (b. 1955)   baritone
  Bakst, Lawrence (b. 1955)   tenor
  Balthrop, Carmen (b. 1948)   soprano
  Baskin, Vincent (d. 1988)   baritone
  Battle, Kathleen (b. 1948)   cast, Sanger
  Bernard, Annabelle (b. 1934)   Sanger, Soloist: Gesang
  Blackwell, Harolyn (b. 1960 a. 1990)   soprano
  Bledsoe, Jules (b. 1898 d. 1943)   cast, singer
  Boatwright, McHenry (b. 1928)   baritone, bass-baritone
  Bradley, Gwendolyn (b. 1952)   soprano
  Brice, Carol (Lovette Hawkins) (b. 1918 d. 1985)   cast, contralto
  Brooks, Garnet James (b. 1937)   tenor
  Brown, Anne (b. 1915)   cast, interprete
  Brown, John Harold (b. 1902 d. 1981)   composer
  Brown, William Albert (b. 1938)   tenor
  Browne, Sandra (b. 1947)   interprete, mezzo-soprano
  Bumbry, Grace (Melzia Ann) (b. 1937)   mezzo-soprano, soprano
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Clarey, Cynthia (b. 1949)   mezzo-soprano, soprano
  Cole, Vinson (b. 1950)   Soloist: Gesang, tenor
  Cole-Talbert, Florence (b. 1890 d. 1961)   soprano
  Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (b. 1875 d. 1912)   composer
  Conrad, Barbara (b. 1945)   mezzo-soprano, vocals
  Cook, Terry (b. 1956)   bass
  Creech, Philip (b. 1950)   Sanger, tenor
  Cunningham, Arthur H. (b. 1928)   composer
  Da Costa, Noel George (b. 1929)   composer, violin
  Dale, Clamma (b. 1948)   soprano, vocals
  Davis, Anthony (b. 1951)   piano, trumpet
  Davis, Ellabelle (b. 1907 d. 1960)   soprano
  Davy, Gloria (b. 1931)   interprete, Sanger
  Dawson, Mary Cardwell (b. 1894 d. 1962)   opera director, teacher
  Diton, Carl Rossini (b. 1886 d. 1962)   piano, composer
  Dobbs, Mattiwalda (b. 1925)   soprano, vocals
  Doss, Mark (a. 1985)   baritone
  Drury, Theodore (b. 1860 d. 1940 a. 1889-1902)   singer, opera producer
  Dubois, Shirley Graham (b. 1906 d. 1977)   author, composer
  Duncan, Todd [Robert Todd] (b. 1903)   baritone, cast
  Dunham, Katherine (b. 1910)   cast, choreographer
  Eda-Pierre, Christiane (b. 1938)   soprano, vocals
  Estes, Simon Lamont (b. 1938)   bass-baritone, bass
  Evanti, Lillian (b. 1890 d. 1967)   soprano
  Ewing, Maria (Louise) (b. 1950)   mezzo-soprano, Sanger
  Fax, Mark Oakland (b. 1911 d. 1974)   college professor, composer
  Fernandez, Wilhelmenia (b. 1949)   interprete, soprano
  Floyd, Alpha (b. 1945)   interprete, soprano
  Franklin, William (b. 1906)   baritone
  Frazier, James (b. 1940 d. 1985)   conductor
  Freeman, Harry Lawrence (b. 1869 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Freeman, Paul Douglas (b. 1936)   conductor
  Frierson, Andrew (b. 1927)   baritone
  George, Zelma Watson (b. 1903)   sociologist, soprano
  Gilmore, Gail (b. 1950)   interprete, mezzo-soprano
  Gomes, Carlos [Antonio Carlos] (b. 1836 d. 1896)   compositor, maestro de musica
  Grist, Reri (b. 1932)   cast, Sanger
  Harris, Hilda (b. 1930)   concert singer, mezzo-soprano
  Harris, Margaret Rosezarian (b. 1943)   piano, conductor
  Harvey, Georgette (b. 1883 d. 1952)   musical comedy actress, contralto
  Haymon, Cynthia (b. 1958)   soprano
  Hendricks, Barbara (b. 1948)   interprete, Sanger
  Hinds, Esther (b. 1943)   soprano
  Holland, Charles (b. 1908 d. 1987)   producer, sanger
  Holmes, Eugene (b. 1934)   baritone, vocals
  Holt, Ben (b. 1955 d. 1990)   baritone, interprete
  Hubbard, Bruce (b. 1952 d. 1991)   baritone, cast
  Jarboro, Caterina (b. 1903 d. 1986)   singer
  Jenkins, Leroy (b. 1932)   violin, composer
  Jessye, Eva Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1992)   ass. al cori, choir conductor
  Johnson, Gertrude (b. 1894 d. 1973)   soprano
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Jones, Isola (b. 1949)   mezzo-soprano, vocals
  Joplin, Scott (b. 1868 d. 1917)   composer, librettist
  Kay, Ulysses (Simpson) (b. 1917 d. 1995)   composer
  Killebrew, Gwendolyn (b. 1939)   mezzo-soprano, uns.
  Lafayette, Leonora (b. 1926)   mezzo-soprano, Soloist: Gesang
  Lee, Everett (b. 1920)   orchestra and opera conductor
  Lewis, Henry (b. 1932)   cast, composer
  Lightfoot, Peter William (b. 1950)   baritone
  Lindsay, Claudia (b. 1940)   soprano, vocals
  Little, Vera (b. 1928)   contralto, mezzo-soprano
  Mace, Hartwell (b. 1951)   baritone
  Martin, Marvys (b. 1956)   soprano
  Matthews, Edward (b. 1907 d. 1954)   baritone
  Matthews, Inez (b. 1917)   cast, mezzo-soprano
  Maynor, Kevin Elliott (b. 1954)   bass
  McCoy, Seth (b. 1928)   tenor, vocals
  McFerrin, Robert (b. 1921)   baritone, vocals
  McKayle, Donald (b. 1930)   choreographer, dancer
  McLin, Lena Johnson (b. 1928)   music educator, choir conductor
  McMillian, Geraldine (b. 1953)   soprano
  Merritt, Myra (b. 1958)   soprano
  Miller, Patricia A.   mezzo-soprano, teacher
  Mitchell, Abbie (b. 1884 d. 1960)   cast, librettist
  Mitchell, Arthur (b. 1934)   dancer, choreographer
  Mitchell, Leona (b. 1949)   soprano, vocals
  Montal, Andre (b. 1940)   tenor
  Moore, Dorothy Rudd (b. 1940)   composer, soprano
  Mosley, Robert (b. 1935)   baritone
  Norman, Jessye (b. 1945)   Sanger, soprano
  Parker, Louise (b. 1925 d. 1986)   contralto, Sanger
  Parker, Moises (b. 1945)   tenor
  Perry, Julia (Amanda) (b. 1924 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Pierson, Edward (b. 1931)   bass-baritone, cast
  Price, Leontyne [Mary Violet Leontyne] (b. 1927)   Sanger, soprano
  Quivar, Florence (b. 1944)   contralto, interprete
  Rahn, Muriel (b. 1911 d. 1961)   cast, soprano
  Rayam, Curtis (b. 1951)   cast, interprete
  Rhea, La Julia (b. >1908)   singer
  Robinson, Faye (b. 1943)   soprano, vocals
  Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne (b. 1739 d. 1799)   composer, violin
  Shirley, George Irving (b. 1934)   banjo, tenor
  Simmons, Calvin (Eugen) (b. 1950 d. 1982)   conductor, piano
  Simpson, Joy (d. 1987)   soprano
  Smith, James (b. 1950)  
  Spearman, Rawn (b. 1924)   cast, concert singer
  Stevenson, Delcina Marie   soprano, vocals
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Sublett, John William "Bubbles" (b. 1902 d. 1986)   cast, tap dancer
  Thigpen, Helen (a. 1940s-1950s)   interprete, soprano
  Thompson, Arthur Charles (b. 1942)   baritone
  Tyler, Veronica   interprete, soprano
  Tynes, Margaret (b. 1929)   singer, soprano
  Verrett, Shirley (b. 1931)   mezzo-soprano, soprano
  Waller, Juanita (b. 1939)   soprano
  Warfield, William (Caesar) (b. 1920)   baritone, bass-baritone
  Weathers, Felicia (b. 1937)   Sanger, soprano
  White, Clarence Cameron (b. 1880 d. 1960)   composer, violin
  White, Willard (b. 1946)   bass, cast
  Williams, Camilla Ella (b. 1922)   Sanger, soprano
  Wilson, Warren George (b. 1934)   conductor
  Winters, Lawrence (b. 1915 d. 1965)   baritone, cast

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