LYSTER, W.S. (1828-1880)

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Irish opera entrepreneur. Born 21 March 1828, Dublin, Ireland. Son of Chaworth Lyster (army captain) and Anne Keightly. Married Georgina Hodson (vocalist). Died 27 November 1880, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

Arrived in Melbourne from San Francisco in 1861 to inaugurate the first full professional opera company in Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

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