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Judith Anne "Judy" Manes Nelson
Birth: Sep. 10, 1939
Evanston
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 28, 2012
Albany
Alameda County
California, USA

Soprano soloist. She was recognized as one of the foremost soprano soloists of the Baroque repertoire. She undertook her Bachelor's studies in Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduating in 1962, she built her singing credentials over the next decade, receiving a grant in 1972 which launched her into the Baroque music performance circles of Europe. During this time she attained the support of patron of the arts Madame Geneviève Thibault de Chambure, and developed professional relationships with such accomplished musicians as Christopher Hogwood, Rene Jacobs, and William Christie. She made her operatic debut in Brussels in 1979, playing the part of Drusilla in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea"; later that year she performed the role at the celebrated La Fenice opera house in Venice. Throughout her career, she performed and recorded extensively in Europe, North America and Asia, and worked with major baroque ensembles and orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (of which she was a founding member), Tafelmusik, and Aston Magna. After a long and successful career, she retired in 2004 due to health reasons, and passed away peacefully in Albany, California, at the age of 72. (bio by: Chris Nelson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Virgil Dresser Manes (1900 - 1967)
  Genevieve Wanda Ingels Manes (1909 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Cenotaph to be erected in Danish Cem, Sherburne Co., MN
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Chris Nelson
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90864888
Judith Anne Judy <i>Manes</i> Nelson
Added by: Chris Nelson
 
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