An Operatic Child Star: Elisabeth Feron in Leeds, 1809

Aiming to entice theatre goers in November 1809, the Leeds Intelligencer proudly advertised the recent engagement of “the English Catalani” for the town’s theatre. The singer otherwise known as Elisabeth Feron was hired by director Mr Wilkinson as part of his nine-week season in Leeds. Feron starred in three performances, singing the heroines in two operas, Thomas Arne’s Love in a Village (1762) and Stephen Storace’s The Haunted Tower (1789), and in the musical farce The Prize by John Whitworth (1802) [...]


Written by Sophie Horrocks

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