Person

Person Name Jones, Sissieretta
Alternate Names Black Patti (Stage name) ,
Joyner, Matilda Sissieretta (Birth name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity African-American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date January 5, 1869
Death Date June 24, 1933
Dates Active 1888 - 1916
Genre Specialization(s) Opera, European
Performing Art Group Affiliations Black Patti Troubadours
Notes Sissieretta Jones was a classically-trained opera singer, and one of the most popular stars of the late 19th and early 20th century stage. She was dubbed "Black Patti" after the Italian singer Adelina Patti. Her managers organized a larger minstrel stage show to tour with her, known as Black Patti's Troubadours, whose early minstrel show format later gave way to fully-formed musical comedy. SFPALM

Associated Items

Associated Productions Black Patti Troubadours, Darktown's Circus Day
Representations of person in components 1003610
Components associated with person 1003601, 1003602