Obituary: Professor Vivienne Mylne
Tuesday 14 July 1992
During her time in the French Department at University College London (1951-55) it was Vivienne who first had the idea of starting up student opera at the college. As a student in early post-war Oxford she had sung in the University Opera Club's British premiere production of Mozart's Idomeneo: and when she came to UCL as an Assistant Lecturer in French it was she who inspired and persuaded Anthony Addison (then the college's Musical Director) to found a tradition of student opera at the college which has now lasted and flourished for over 40 years.
Vivienne herself sang a leading role in the college's first ever production, a double bill in 1951 of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne.
As Anthony Addison himself has recently written, 'Of course, Vivienne Mylne was the real mover and shaker in the UCL opera business.'
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 huge atomic bombs
Nepal earthquake video: Terrifying footage shows moment avalanche hit Everest Base Camp
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...