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Carden, Joan Maralyn (1937 - )

AO, OBE

Born
1937
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Opera singer
Website
http://www.opera-australia.org.au/opera/oaweb.nsf/lookups/JOANCARDENAOOBE-PERF-?opendocument

Summary

Joan Carden was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) on 13 June 1988 and an Officer (Civil) of the Order of the British Empire on 31 December 1981 for services to opera.

Details

The daughter of Frank and Margaret Ethel Gabriel (née Cooke) Carden, Joan Carden was educated at Prahran Technical School. She later attended Trinity College of Music (London) and the London Opera Centre. After graduating from the London Opera Centre she performed in the United Kingdom and Germany before joining the Australian Opera (now Opera Australia) in 1971. During her career Joan Carden sang Gilda (Rigoletto) with the Australian Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Glyndeborne Festival and the Metropolitan Opera and Constanza (The Abduction from the Serablio) with the Scottish Opera.

In 1987 Joan Carden received the Dame Joan Hammond Award. She was the recipient of an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship in 1993 and is Patron of the National Voice Centre at the University of Sydney and the Victorian College of Arts Opera.

Events

1971 - 2003
Preformed with the Australian Opera (now Opera Australia)
1974
Preformed at Covent Garden
1977
Preformed at Houston, USA
1977
Preformed at the Glyndebourne Festival
1978
Preformed with the Scottish Opera
1978
Preformed with the Metropolitan Opera Tour
1980
Performed at the Kennedy Centre, Washington
1981
Performed with English Opera North
31 December 1981
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) (OBE)
1982
Performed with Miami Opera
June 1988
Awarded the Dame Joan Hammond Award
13 June 1988
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1993
Awarded Australian Artists Creative Fellowship

Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; accessed 31 October 2002.

Anne Heywood

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