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Joan Cross

The English soprano and later administrator, Joan Cross, was born on 7 September 1900. She was also a founder member of the English Opera Group, and later founder of the National School of Opera. Her earlier career on the stage gave her leading roles in several of the Britten operas, and when she died on 12 December 1993 she was buried in the same Aldeburgh churchyard as Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Holst.

A selection of M&V articles about Joan Cross

Highly Articulate - American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer talks to Robert Hugill

Ensemble. Unique Sonorities - Britten's Peter Grimes, heard by Maria Nockin

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