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Born Gateshead 1923.
Died London, 22 February 1986.

English soprano.

Victoria Elliott was a leading member of the Sadler's Wells company for several years. She studied with Rosetta Pampanini, and was with Carl Rosa 1945-7. Starting in the chorus, she very quickly graduated to singing principal roles including Marguerite, Gilda, Mimì, and Butterfly.

From 1947-51 she concentrated on concert and oratorio work before joining Sadler’s Wells in 1952 to sing leading lyric parts, including Tosca, Violetta, Butterfly, Mařenka, Leonora, Tatyana, Rosalinde and Maddalena di Coigny. She created the role of Emma Hamilton in Lennox Berkeley's Nelson (1954).

Her only Covent Garden appearances were as Lady Macbeth and Santuzza in the 1959/60 season. In the later 1960s and 70s she toured widely in concerts of Viennese operetta. She can be heard as Rosalinde in the Sadler’s Wells recording of excerpts from Fledermaus.

Roles in Scotland

Page to the Duchess
Rigoletto 1945
Antonia Crespel's daughter
Tales of Hoffmann 1946
Nedda Canio's wife
Pagliacci 1946
Pagliacci 1963
Micaëla a peasant girl
Carmen 1947
Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon
Trovatore 1957
Giorgetta Michele's wife, aged twenty-five
Tabarro 1957
Violetta Valéry a courtesan
Traviata 1957
Traviata 1958
Floria Tosca a famous singer
Tosca 1957
Tosca 1961
Tosca 1962
Mařenka their daughter
Bartered Bride 1957
Maddalena Madeleine de Coigny
Andrea Chénier 1960
Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly
Madam Butterfly 1960

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