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Died London, 27 June 1983.

English soprano.

Janet Hamilton-Smith spent the years from 1935 to 1943 as a member of the Sadler's Wells company, where she appeared mainly in light lyric roles such as Rosina (Barber of Seville), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Musetta (La Bohème), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Marzelline (Fidelio), Nedda (Pagliacci), Polly Peachum (The Beggar's Opera) and Susanna (Marriage of Figaro).

Hamilton-Smith also sang some heavier parts such as Violetta (La Traviata) and Marguerite in Faust.

From 1946 she spent two years in the West End run of Song of Norway.

Roles in Scotland

Adele the Eisensteins' maid
Fledermaus 1941
Violetta Valéry a courtesan
Traviata 1941
Traviata 1942
Susanna the Countess's maid
Nozze di Figaro 1941
Musetta a grisette
Bohème 1941
Rosina Bartolo's ward
Barbiere di Siviglia 1942
Barbiere di Siviglia 1945
Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly
Madam Butterfly 1944

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