Jean Collen’s profile

Jean Collen studied singing with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth at their Johannesburg studio. Several years after she began her studies, they asked her to act as studio accompanist for Webster Booth when Anne was away. She did her singing diplomas with them and remained friends with them until their deaths in 1984 and 2003.
Jean appeared in opera, operetta and musicals in South Africa and England, was an accompanist and musical director, and recently stopped teaching classical singing and piano after over 40 years.
After Anne’s death in 2003 she wrote “Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth”, published at in 2006 and several more books about Anne and Webster. Recently she has published a novel and a volume of short stories.

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