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Heather Begg (Mezzo-Soprano)

Born: 1st December 1932, Nelson, New Zealand

Died: 12th May 2009, Campsie, Sydney

Nationality: New Zealander

Dame Isoleen Heather Begg was a New Zealand-born operatic mezzo-soprano who spent most of her career in the United Kingdom and Australia. She was renowned in roles such as the title role in Bizet's Carmen, Amneris in Verdi's Aida and in lighter operas such as The Gondoliers. She appeared alongside Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Dame Janet Baker, José Carreras, Dame Malvina Major, Sir Donald McIntyre and many other prominent singers.

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