Sissieretta Jones

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Matilda Sissieretta Jones (Joyner)

Also Known As: "Black", "Patti"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Death: June 24, 1933 (65)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States (cancer)
Place of Burial: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jeremiah Malachi Joyner and Henrietta Beale
Wife of David Richard Jones

Occupation: African-American soprano
Managed by: Matti Kullervo Sorakivi
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About Sissieretta Jones

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, was an African-American soprano. She sometimes was called "The Black Patti" in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti. Jones' repertoire included grand opera, light opera, and popular music.

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Sissieretta Jones's Timeline

1868
January 5, 1868
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
1933
June 24, 1933
Age 65
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States