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Constance Shacklock (1913–1999), OBE, FRAM

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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The mezzo-soprano Constance Shacklock (1913–1999) is depicted here three-quarter length, turned to the right, in the title role of Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen', which she sang on 33 occasions with the Covent Garden Opera Company. She wears a red Spanish dress, black mantilla and shawl, a red rose in her hair, and carries a coloured fan. She is set against a dark black-green background. Constance Shacklock studied and later taught (1968–1984) at the Royal Academy of Music.

Royal Academy of Music



oil on canvas


H 125 x W 89 cm

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gift from Miss Jean Treadaway, 2001

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