Adele Addison

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Adele Addison moved to Springfield as a young child. She is an American lyric soprano who was a figure in the classical music world during the 1950’s and 1960’s. She appeared in several operas and spent most of her career performing in recital and concert.

Her performances spanned a wide array of literature from the Baroque period to contemporary compositions. Addison has made numerous appearances with major orchestras, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra and she is best remembered today as the singing voice for Bess (played by Dorothy Dandridge) in the 1959 movie, Porgy and Bess.

Adele Addison moved to Springfield as a young child. She is an American lyric soprano who was a figure in the classical music world during the 1950’s and 1960’s. She appeared in several operas and spent most of her career performing in recital and concert.

Her performances spanned a wide array of literature from the Baroque period to contemporary compositions. Addison has made numerous appearances with major orchestras, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra and she is best remembered today as the singing voice for Bess (played by Dorothy Dandridge) in the 1959 movie, Porgy and Bess.

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