Edythe Shuttleworth

Edythe (Marjorie) Shuttleworth. Mezzo-soprano b Moosejaw SK, 1907. d Toronto 23 Dec 1983. She studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and in Italy under Giovanni Binetti, a coach at La Scala.
Edythe (Marjorie) Shuttleworth. Mezzo-soprano b Moosejaw SK, 1907. d Toronto 23 Dec 1983. She studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and in Italy under Giovanni Binetti, a coach at La Scala.


Shuttleworth, Edythe

Edythe (Marjorie) Shuttleworth. Mezzo-soprano b Moosejaw SK, 1907. d Toronto 23 Dec 1983. She studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and in Italy under Giovanni Binetti, a coach at La Scala. Shuttleworth made her debut at Hart House in 1928, her European debut in Paris in 1929, and her US debut in New York with the National Opera Company in 1934. She sang with the Vienna SO and toured extensively in Canada and the US, sometimes using the stage name Val Yoska.

In 1934, Shuttleworth performed a chromatographic song recital at the Eaton Auditorium (now The Carlu) in Toronto.

Particularly noted for her singing of Carmen and Aida, she took her place in history when she sang the US and French national anthems to open a Paris radio station broadcasting across the Atlantic from the Eiffel Tower in the 1930s.

She retired from professional singing after her marriage in 1938.