Manners, Fanny Moody



Celebrated English opera-singer; born at Redruth, in Cornwall. Her teacher was Mme. Sainton-Dolby, and the young prima donna's first public appearance was made in 1885, when she sang the leading part in her teacher's cantata, Florimel. In 1887 she made her operatic debut as Arline in The Bohemian Girl. She was then with the Carl Rosa Company, with which she made a three-years' tour in the provinces. In 1890 she made a very favorable impression as Mignon and Margaret at Drury Lane, and the same year married Charles Manners. In 1892 she created in Eng- lish the part of Tatiana in Tschaikowsky's opera, Eugen Onegin. She made many tours with her husband, appearing in many roles, among them Elizabeth, Elsa and Brunnhilde. In 1902 she appeared in Pizzi's Rosalda; in 1903 as Militza in M'Alpin's Crescent and Cross, and in 1904 in the Flying Dutchman.