Frances James (soprano)

A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

Canadian soprano who specialized in concert repertoire.

- Frances James (soprano)
A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

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Murray Adaskin in 1929

Murray Adaskin

Toronto-born Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and teacher.

Toronto-born Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and teacher.

Murray Adaskin in 1929

He married his first wife, soprano Frances James, around that time.

Hayes in 1954, photo by Carl Van Vechten

Roland Hayes

American lyric tenor and composer.

American lyric tenor and composer.

Hayes in 1954, photo by Carl Van Vechten
Roland Hayes

One of his pupils was the Canadian soprano Frances James.

Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composing at his desk, by Valentin Serov, 1898

Alfred Whitehead

English-born Canadian composer, organist, choirmaster, music educator, painter, whose works are held in a number of important private collections, and an internationally recognized authority in the field of philately.

English-born Canadian composer, organist, choirmaster, music educator, painter, whose works are held in a number of important private collections, and an internationally recognized authority in the field of philately.

Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composing at his desk, by Valentin Serov, 1898

His notable pupils include Alexander Brott, Graham George, Hector Gratton, Frances James, and Ethel Stark.

Soprano vocal range (C4–C6) notated on the treble staff and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C

Emmy Heim

Austrian soprano singer and voice teacher.

Austrian soprano singer and voice teacher.

Soprano vocal range (C4–C6) notated on the treble staff and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C

Her pupils included Frances James, Jan Simons and Lois Marshall.

Gordana Lazarevich

Canadian pianist, musicologist and former department head at the University of Victoria.

Canadian pianist, musicologist and former department head at the University of Victoria.

A book on Frances James and Murray Adaskin was published in 1988.

James (surname)

Common surname with many origins.

Common surname with many origins.

Frances James (soprano) (1903–1988), Canadian soprano

Eric B. & Rakim's 1988 sophomore album, Follow the Leader, earned an RIAA gold certification and many critically acclaimed reviews.

1988 in music

List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.

List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.

Eric B. & Rakim's 1988 sophomore album, Follow the Leader, earned an RIAA gold certification and many critically acclaimed reviews.

August 22 – Frances James, operatic soprano, 85

Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composing at his desk, by Valentin Serov, 1898

Richard Johnston (composer)

Canadian composer, conductor, editor, folklorist, music critic, music educator, music producer, and university administrator of American birth.

Canadian composer, conductor, editor, folklorist, music critic, music educator, music producer, and university administrator of American birth.

Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composing at his desk, by Valentin Serov, 1898

On 12 October 1949 he conducted the chorus for the Canadian premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes for the opening of the CBC Opera Company's second season with William Morton in the title role, Edmund Hockridge as Captain Balstrode, Frances James as Ellen Orford, Eric Tredwell as Swallow, and Gordon Wry as Bob Boles.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

Gordon Wry

Canadian tenor and conductor.

Canadian tenor and conductor.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

He notably portrayed the role of Bob Boles in the Canadian premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes for the opening of the CBC Opera Company's second season with William Morton in the title role, Edmund Hockridge as Captain Balstrode, Frances James as Ellen Orford, and Eric Tredwell as Swallow.