WorldCat Identities

Owens, Rose Mary 1937-

Works: 5 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 38 library holdings
Genres: Examinations  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Singer
Classifications: MT6.S244, 781.17
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rose Mary Owens
Stanley Sadie's brief guide to music by Stanley Sadie( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Turner, the grand dame of singing : a study of her life as a singer and as a teacher by Rose Mary Owens( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Turner, born in Oldham, England, in 1892, began her professional singing career in 1915 as a member of the chorus in the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company. She soon established herself as the prima donna of this provincial English opera touring ensemble. In 1924 one of Arturo Toscanini's assistants heard her sing in London and urged her to leave at once to sing for the Maestro at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Toscanini engaged her immediately upon hearing her; and from those first performances in Italy her singing commanded the respect of audiences, colleagues, and conductors. Her singing of operatic roles throughout England, Western Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and the United States during the inter-war years was notable in that she was the only English-born dramatic soprano to achieve this status. She performed such roles as Aida, Santuzza, Sieglinde, Agathe, and Isolde; but persons knowledgeable of her contributions to opera and singing continue to speak and write of her singing of the lead in Puccini's Turandot. Her performance of the title-role in this composer's final opera remains the yardstick by which all other executants of this role are measured. Her second career began in 1949 when she was employed by the University of Oklahoma as a Visiting Professor of Voice. She remained in this position for ten years before returning to teach at her alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and to teach privately in her home. It is often true that singers who establish themselves in opera or upon the concert stage do not make the conversion into a teacher of the same quality. Happily in Eva Turner's case, this generalization has not applied. Her background for becoming a teacher of excellence was enhanced because she realized early in her career the necessity of establishing and maintaining an infallible singing technique. Her highest non-singing honor came in 1962 when Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon her the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire
Study guide Stanley Sadie's Brief guide to music by Rose Mary Owens( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Stanley Sadie's Brief guide to music : edited by Stanley Sadie with Alison Latham by Rose Mary Owens( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centennial concert( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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