Julia Woolf

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Sophia Julia Woolf (1831–1903) was an English composer known for songs and opera. She was one of three daughters born to the furrier, John Woolf, and she married John Isaacson. Her daughter, Maud, was the mother of the musician Vivian Ellis

Life and works[edit]

Julia Woolf composed piano pieces and songs for theatrical productions.[1] A review of her opera Carina in the New York times described the work as:

"Carina," the new comic opera produced at the Opera Comique to-night, gives every indication of achieving a pronounced success: The story is light and good, the comedy opportunities are numerous, and the music is artistically firm and popularly pleasing.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Carina — Comic opera, music by Julia Woolf, words by EL Blanchard and Cunningham Bridgman, first produced at the Opera Comique, London, Sept. 27, 1888.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinderella: or, Harlequin and the Fairy Slipper. A Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime, by Edward L. Blanchard (1820-1889)". 1878. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "A NEW COMIC OPERA "CARINA" MAKES A HIT IN ITS LONDON PERFORMANCE, BY COMMERCIAL CABLE FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.". The New York Times. September 28, 1888. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Hubbard, William Lines. American history and encyclopedia of music, Volume 2 (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Irving Squire, New York. Retrieved 1 October 2010.