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us: Dobbs, Mattiwilda


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1925-07-11
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2015-12-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Atlanta (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Atlanta (Ga.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Spelman College
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University. Teachers College
        • Organization: (naf) Teatro alla Scala
        • Organization: (naf) Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
    • Gender

        female
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Opera
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Sopranos (Singers)
            (lcsh) Voice teachers
              (lcsh) College teachers
          • Sources

            • found: Två sidor av Mattiwilda Dobbs, Gotthard Arnér, 1970?: container (soprano)
            • found: LC data base, 3-23-95 (hdg.: Dobbs, Mattiwilda)
            • found: Grovemusic.com WWW site, Jan. 24, 2003 (Dobbs, Mattiwilda; b. Atlanta, Ga., July 11, 1925; American soprano)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 14, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dobbs, Mattiwilda; opera singer; born 11 July 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; graduated music in Spelman College; master's degree in Spanish at Columbia Teachers College; won the Marian Anderson Award; received the James Weldon Johnson Award in Fine Arts from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; won first prize at the Geneva Conservatory; became the first African American to sing at La Scala; the first African American female to have a regular commitment and contract with the Metropolitan Opera; after retiring from performing she taught at Howard University)
            • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Dec. 18, 2015 (in obituary published Dec. 10: Mattiwilda Dobbs; b. July 11, 1925, Atlanta; d. there Tuesday [Dec. 8, 2015], aged 90; coloratura soprano who was the third African-American to appear as a principal singer with the Metropolitan Opera)
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            • 1995-03-23: new
            • 2015-12-18: revised
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