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Fanny Harrison Suggest updates

English mezzo-soprano.

Fanny Harrison seems to have been a highly versatile performer. While she may have concentrated on the core mezzo repertoire, such as Azucena, Orsini and the Queen of the Gipsies, she seems to have been able to sing some soprano parts, including Arline in The Bohemian Girl. Her Rossini heroines should be for contralto, as written, but may well have followed contemporary practice and been adapted as soprano roles.

Roles in Scotland

Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman
Trovatore 1869
Angelina known as Cinderella, Magnifico's stepdaughter
Cenerentola 1869
Cenerentola 1870
Nancy maid to Lady Harriet
Martha 1869
Martha 1870
Maffio Orsini friend of Gennaro
Lucrezia Borgia 1869
Lucrezia Borgia 1870
Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite
Faust 1869
Lazarillo a poor apprentice
Maritana 1869
Queen of the Gypsies
Bohemian Girl 1869
Bettly a village girl
Chalet 1870
Lady Pamela Cockburn
Fra Diavolo 1870
Arline Arnheim's daughter
Bohemian Girl 1870
Rosina Bartolo's ward
Barbiere di Siviglia 1870
Ghiva the Baron's daughter
Lurline 1870
Wilhelmina Miss Bundle
Waterman 1870
Donna Carmen Elvira's maid of honour
Rose of Castille 1870

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