Mary Garden

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Mary Garden (20 February 1874 - 3 January 1967), was a Scottish operatic soprano with a substantial career in France and America in the first third of the 20th century. She spent the latter part of her childhood and youth in the United States and eventually became an American citizen, although she lived in France for many years and eventually retired to Scotland, where she ... more »

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  • The others "acted" a role; I was the role. She who was Mary Garden died that it might live. That was my genius ... and my sacrifice. It drained off so much of me that by comparison my private life was...
    Mary Garden (1874-1967), Scottish opera singer; relocated to America. Mary Garden's Story, ch. 21 (1951). She never married.
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