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Adelaide "Adi" Bishop
Birth: Jun. 23, 1928
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2008
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

Opera singer. Trained in New York at Luigi Rossini's Rossini Opera Theater, Miss Bishop performed on Broadway in "Blossom Time" and "The Girl From Nantucket" prior to her 1948 debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto" at the New York City Opera. From then until her retirement from singing in 1960, she was one of City Opera's lead lyric sopranos, singing such classic roles as Susanna, Musetta, Gretel, and Norina, as well as several lesser-known works, including the company premiers of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and "The Devil and Daniel Webster". Her most famous creation was the title role in Lukas Foss' "Griffelkin", in 1955, where she won the audience's heart as a ten year old boy/demon who has trouble adjusting to his job in hell. She also sang Adele in "Die Fledermaus" with the NBC Opera Theater, in 1950. After leaving the stage, she was active as a competition judge, director, and professor. She was chairwoman of the opera department and artistic director of the opera theater at the Hartt School, chair of the opera department at Boston University, and director of the Wolf Trap Opera training program. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
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Record added: Jul 10, 2008
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Adelaide Adi Bishop
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Adelaide Adi Bishop
Added by: Bob Hufford
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God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
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