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Composer Opera Role Assumption
Auber Fra Diavolo Diavolo S. A. S. Jan. 1919 *
Balfe The Bohemian Girl Thaddeus S. A. S. Mar. 1919 *
Bizet Carmen Don José Met. 24 Jan. 1920
Charpentier Louise Julien Met. 15 Jan. 1921
De Koven Robin Hood Robin S. A. S. 3 Feb. 1919 *
Delibes Lakmé ** Gerald Ravinia, 20 July 1918
Donizetti L’Elisir D’Amore Nemorino Ravinia, 26 July 1919
La Favorita Ferrando London, 24 April 1912
Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo London, 12 Dec. 1911
Gounod Faust Faust London, 1 Dec. 1911
Roméo et Juliette Roméo London, 22 April 1912
Hadley Cleopatra’s Night Meiamoun Met. 31 Jan. 1920 WP
Halevy La Juive Leopold Met. 22 Nov. 1919

Naughty Marietta Capt. Warrington New York, 7 Nov. 1910
Korngold Die Tote Stadt Paul Met. 19 Nov. 1921
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Canio Manhattan Opera, 18 Feb. 1910
Leoni L’Oracolo Win-San-Luy Ravinia, 28 June 1919
Mascagni L’Amico Fritz Fritz Ravinia, 2 Sept. 1922
Cavalleria Rusticana Turiddu Scotti tour, Spring 1919
Massenet Manon ** Des Grieux Ravinia, 29 Aug. 1916
Thaïs Nicias Met. 14 Dec. 1922
Mussorgsky Boris Godounov Dimitri Met. 24 Nov. 1919
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann ** Hoffmann Ravinia, 23 July 1916
Planquette Les Cloches de Corneville Grenicheux London, 10 June 1912
Puccini La Bohème Rodolfo Met/Brooklyn, 18 Nov. 1919
Madama Butterfly Pinkerton Century Opera, 13 Oct. 1914
Rimsky Korsakov Sniegourotchka Czar Met. 23 Jan. 1922
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Almaviva Ravinia, 14 July 1918
William Tell Arnold London, 15 Nov. 1911
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Italian Singer Met. 17 Nov. 1922
Sullivan The Mikado Nanki-Poo S. A. S. 25 Mar. 1919*
Verdi Aida Radames Century Opera, March 1914
Rigoletto Duke Manhattan Opera, 12 Mar. 1910
La Traviata Alfredo London, 2 Feb. 1912
Von Flotow Martha Lionel Century Opera, 24 Mar. 1914
Wagner Lohengrin Lohengrin Met 3 Mar. 1921
Parsifal Parsifal Met. 19 Feb. 1920

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