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 David Bispham

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David Bispham

  • Birth 5 Jan 1857 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 Oct 1921 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section I, Lots 108-111
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  • Memorial ID 21660

Opera Singer. He was the first American born operatic baritone singer to gain an international reputation. In 1891, he made his operatic debut in London, England and was the leading Wagnerian baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City, 1896 to 1903. Although he sang in four languages, he advocated English translation of foreign operas and supported native opera in English. After his death at age 64 in New York City, the Opera Society of America established the Bispham Memorial Medal Award for American composers of operas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21660
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Bispham (5 Jan 1857–2 Oct 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21660, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .