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Ingpen & Williams

Following the end of World War II, Ingpen established her own classical music talent management agency, Ingpen & Williams in 1946. The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.
It is named for founders Joan Ingpen and her dog Williams, a dachshund.

Sebastian Shaw (actor)

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In Brighton, she lived with her partner, actor Sebastian Shaw, who predeceased her.
Shaw began a romantic relationship in the mid-1950s with Joan Ingpen, the well-known classical music and opera talent agent who had previously represented him.

Classical music

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Following the end of World War II, Ingpen established her own classical music talent management agency, Ingpen & Williams in 1946. Joan Mary Eileen Ingpen (3 January 1916 – 29 December 2007) was a classical music and opera talent manager and agent.

Talent manager

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Joan Mary Eileen Ingpen (3 January 1916 – 29 December 2007) was a classical music and opera talent manager and agent.

Opera

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Joan Mary Eileen Ingpen (3 January 1916 – 29 December 2007) was a classical music and opera talent manager and agent. Ingpen is credited with launching the career of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Luciano Pavarotti

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Ingpen is credited with launching the career of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Royal Opera House

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She also served as the former artistic administrator of the Royal Opera House in London. Ingpen sold Ingpen & Williams in 1961 in order to become the artistic administrator of the Royal Opera House that same year.

London

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She was born in London in 1916.

Royal Academy of Music

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She enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music and studied piano.

Pianos (club)

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She enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music and studied piano.

Insurance

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However, she initially decided to pursue a career as an insurance agent.

Entertainments National Service Association

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Through her concert contacts, she was offered a job with the Entertainments National Service Association, a United Kingdom World War II era agency that provided entertainment to British military servicemen.

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Through her concert contacts, she was offered a job with the Entertainments National Service Association, a United Kingdom World War II era agency that provided entertainment to British military servicemen.

World War II

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Following the end of World War II, Ingpen established her own classical music talent management agency, Ingpen & Williams in 1946. Through her concert contacts, she was offered a job with the Entertainments National Service Association, a United Kingdom World War II era agency that provided entertainment to British military servicemen.

Soldier

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Through her concert contacts, she was offered a job with the Entertainments National Service Association, a United Kingdom World War II era agency that provided entertainment to British military servicemen.

Talent management

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Following the end of World War II, Ingpen established her own classical music talent management agency, Ingpen & Williams in 1946.

Dachshund

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Conducting

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Georg Solti

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Geraint Evans

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Rudolf Kempe

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Joan Sutherland

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The Ingpen & Williams agency was named for herself and her pet dachshund, Williams, whom she considered to be co-founders of the agency Her early clients during the 1950s included conductors Sir Georg Solti, Geraint Evans and Rudolf Kempe, as well as Joan Sutherland.

Arts administration

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Ingpen sold Ingpen & Williams in 1961 in order to become the artistic administrator of the Royal Opera House that same year.

Giuseppe Di Stefano

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She booked him as substitute/stand-in singer for Giuseppe di Stefano in a revival of La Bohème, offering him the role of Rodolfo for the final performance.

La bohème

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She booked him as substitute/stand-in singer for Giuseppe di Stefano in a revival of La Bohème, offering him the role of Rodolfo for the final performance.