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Farrar, Geraldine

Farrar, Geraldine fərär´ [key], 1882–1967, American operatic soprano, b. Melrose, Mass. pupil of Lilli Lehmann. She made her debut in Europe (1901) and sang at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, from 1906 to 1922. Her most famous roles were in La Bohème, Madame Butterfly, and Carmen.

See her autobiography, Such Sweet Compulsion (1938).

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