Priscilla Horton

Singer, Musical Artist

1818 – 1895

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Who was Priscilla Horton?

Priscilla Horton, later Priscilla German Reed, was a popular English singer and actress, known for her role as Ariel in W. C. Macready's production of The Tempest in 1838 and "fairy" burlesques at Covent Garden Theatre. Later, she was known, along with her husband, Thomas German Reed, for creating the family-friendly German Reed Entertainments. There, she was a mentor to W. S. Gilbert, and her performances inspired Gilbert to create some of his famous contralto roles.

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Born
Jan 2, 1818
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
Mar 18, 1895

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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