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Barnett John

Barnett, John, was born at Bedford in 1802. In 1834 his first great attempt at English opera, The Mountain Sylph, was produced at the reopening of the New Lyceum, and proved a solid success. Fair Rosamond next came out at Drury Lane, and Farinelli followed in 1838. In 1841 he established himself as a teacher in Cheltenham, and prospered. Among his later operas is Kathleen, and his fugitive works may be reckoned by thousands. He died in 1891.