Personalities | (Dame) Eva Turner | Modern Era | Classical

English soprano

Turner’s early career was spent with the Carl Rosa company, with which she appeared at Covent Garden in 1920. As Madam Butterfly she was spotted by Toscanini’s assistant at La Scala; her subsequent Italian career included her first Turandot, at Brescia in 1926. At Covent Garden, 1928–39 and 1947–48, she sang not only Turandot and Aida among Italian roles, but also Wagner’s Sieglinde and Isolde.

Introduction | Modern Era | Classical
Personalities | Roberto Alagna | Contemporary | Classical


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