Kathleen Ferrier

English contralto (1912–1953)

Kathleen Ferrier (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer. She got an international reputation for being a concert, stage and recording artist.

Kathleen Ferrier in 1953

Ferrier was born in Higher Walton, Lancashire. Ferrier was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1951. She died from it at age 41 at University College Hospital, London.

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