Virginia C. Frymire
Virginia "Ginny" Frymire, 91, was born May 9th, 1928 in Waltham, MA. She died Nov 13th, 2019, at home in Bellingham, WA in the care of husband Jack, dear friend Kim Minge, and Whatcom Hospice, after a brief illness.
A coloratura soprano, Ginny toured all the lower 48 states as Virginia Carroll. She met Jack onstage in American Savoyards, a year-round Gilbert & Sullivan company. They married in 1954, after Ginny won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts competition on TV. The New York Times pronounced her a "splendid singer", and said "even the D'Oyly Carte could learn from" the Frymires' Kabuki production of Mikado for Village Light Opera Group, which they then re-mounted by request for New York City Opera. But their favorite directing venue was College Light Opera Company (CLOC) on Cape Cod.
"JacknGinny" co-founded Music & Artist magazine for the Waring organization, then took a year off to explore Europe. They retired to Bellingham in 1986 with Ginny's mother. Pearl and dressage horse, Greasepaint. Ginny immediately took to composing (sacred songs and a cycle from Alice in Wonderland). Her voice teacher had rightly labeled her "the Little Genius".