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Rosina Buckman

Rosina Buckman
Buckman as Aida "AIDA" Giuseppe Verdi

Rosina Buckman
New Zealand/Australian Soprano

She studied in Britain, at the Birmingham School of Music and made her debut in 1906, back in Wellington as Zara in A Moorish Maid (Alfred Hill). She worked in Australia from 1909, joining Melba's company in 1911. Returning to the UK, she made her debut at Covent Garden in 1914 as a Flower Maiden, followed by Musetta. She joined Beecham's operation the following year, with a repertoire that extended to include Butterfly, Aïda and Isolde. In 1923 she worked with BNOC.