Abbie Mitchell

Abbie Mitchell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abriea "Abbie" Mitchell (25 September 1884 - 16 March 1960), also billed as Abbey Mitchell, was an American soprano opera singer who sang the role of "Clara" in the premier production of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in 1935. Mitchell was the daughter of an African-American mother and a Jewish-German father from New York City's Lower East Side. She was reared by a maternal aunt, Alice Payne, in Baltimore, Maryland, where she attended a convent school. After finishing her school education in Baltimore, she started studying voice in New York in 1897. The next year composer Will Marion Cook and lyricist Paul L. Dunbar cast her in their musical comedy Clorindy; or, the Origin of the Cakewalk.
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135757229
  • 9786135757224