Mary Anne à Beckett
Mary Anne à Beckett (b. 1817, d. 1863) was an English composer, primarily known for opera.
Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop) was born in London, the eldest daughter of Joseph Glossop, and sang at private gatherings. She married Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, a writer and magistrate. She composed the opera Agnes Sorrel for Henry Braham, a well-known tenor and builder of the St. James Theater, and her husband furnished the book. Mary Anne à Beckett was asked to conduct the orchestra for the premiere, but she declined the public appearance. She died 11 December 1863 in London.
À Beckett composed songs, waltzes and three operas:
- The Young Pretender
- Agnes Sorrel (operatic farce), 1835
- Little Red Riding Hood, 1842