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Edward Johnson 1878-1959

Edward Johnson

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted March, 2015

Edward Johnson

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The City of Guelph
On the east side of Cardigan Street
between London Road and Norwich Street


Coordinates: N 43 33.032 W 80 15.260

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Plaque Text

Edward Johnson, musician, impresario and educator, was born and died and Guelph. After initial successes on Broadway, he went to Italy to study and emerged as one of the distinguished Tenors of a generation that also produced Caruso, Gigli and Martinelli. He sang for 23 years in the leading opera houses of the world before becoming general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company (1935-50). During his tenure in New York and after his retirement and return to Canada, Edward Johnson worked to make opera a popular art on this continent and to develop North American singers.

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