Adele Addison

Opera singer

1925 –

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Who is Adele Addison?

Adele Addison is an African-American lyric soprano who was an acclaimed figure in the classical music world during the 1950s and 1960s. Although she did appear in several operas, Addison spent most of her career performing in recital and concert. Her performances spanned a wide array of literature from the Baroque period to contemporary compositions. She is best remembered today as the singing voice for Bess in the 1959 movie Porgy and Bess. Addison can be heard on numerous recordings, of which her baroque music recording are perhaps her best work. Known for her polished and fluent tone, Addison made a desirable baroque vocal artist. Many of her recordings were made with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Leonard Bernstein.

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Born
Jul 24, 1925
New York City
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Westminster Choir College
  • Princeton University
  • Juilliard School
Employment
  • Manhattan School of Music
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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