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date: 19 August 2019

Armstrong, Sheila Ann free

Born 13 Aug. 1942 m 1980, Prof. David Edward Cooper , qv (marr. diss. 1998)

soprano

Education

Hirst Park Girls’ Sch., Ashington, Northumberland; Royal Academy of Music, London

Career

Debut Sadler’s Wells, 1965, Glyndebourne, 1966, Covent Garden, 1973. Sang all over Europe, Far East, N and S America; has made many recordings. Pres., Kathleen Ferrier Soc., 1996–2012 (former Trustee, Kathleen Ferrier Awards). K. Ferrier and Mozart Prize, 1965; Hon. RAM 1970, FRAM 1973. Hon. MA Newcastle, 1979; Hon. DMus Durham, 1991

Recreations

interior design and decoration, collecting antique keys, gardening, flower arranging, sewing