Meyer Lyon

Meyer Lyon
Myer Lyon (Leoni) in the role of Carlos in Sheridan's The Duenna.
Short Name: Meyer Lyon
Full Name: Lyon, Meyer, 1751-1797
Birth Year: 1751
Death Year: 1797

Died: 1797, Kingston, Jamaica.
Pseudonym: Leoni.

Lyon was a chorister at the Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place, London, and a public singer either at Drury Lane or Covent Garden. Subsequently he became the first qualified chazan of the English and German Synagogue in Jamaica.

Julian, p. 1151
McCutchan, pp. 27-28

Music: LEONI


Wikipedia Biography

Myer Lyon (c. 1750, Germany – 1797, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by his stage name Michael Leoni, was a hazzan at the Great Synagogue of London who achieved fame as a tenor opera singer in London and Dublin, and as the mentor of the singer John Braham.

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