Isaacs, Rebecca

SINGER, ACTOR (GREAT BRITAIN)
BORN 26 Jun 1828, London - DIED 21 Apr 1877, London
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 118 (Actors' Acre))

Soprano who sang for a while under the name of Miss Zuchelli. She was the daughter of actor and singer John Isaacs (1791-1830), who trained her for the stage. She debuted on 17 Mar 1835 and by 1846 she sang the main opera parts at Drury Lane and often appeared in concerts.

She produced several opera's at the Strand theatre in London between 1852 and 1855. She was the first Leila in "Satanella" at Covent Garden in 1858. Her husband Thomas Roberts was a dentist as well as acting manager of the Princess' Theatre.

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
ISAACS, REBECCA - JewishEncyclopedia.com

Images

The grave of Rebecca Isaacs at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


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