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Miriam Licette - A Chronology
by Charles A. Hooey

Born on 9 September, 1985 in Over, England

Studied with Mathilde Marchesi and Jean de Reszke in Paris and Vincenzo Sabatini in Italy

7 November, 1911 Teatro Adriano, Rome: Madama Butterfly as "Myriam Licette" ML made her DEBUT IN OPERA as Cio-cio-san during this series of 14 performances, sharing the role with Amina Matini and Berta Cutti with Elvino Ventura/Attilio Maurini (Pinkerton) and Mario Gubiani (Sharpless); conds. Giacomo Armani/Attico Bernabini.

ROYAL CARL ROSA COMPANY IN LONDON 9 Sept. 1912 - no details

21 Sept, 1912 marries George Edward Webster Robinson

ROYAL CARL ROSA COMPANY IN NOTTINGHAM, 9 - 14 Dec. 1912
9 December 1912 Faust ML as Marguerite with E.C. Hedmondt (Faust), Arthur Winckworth (Méhistophélès), Hebden Foster (Valentin), Leslie Austin (Wagner), Janet Hemsley (Siebel), Jean Douglas Wilson (Martha); cond. Eugene Goossens.

10 December, 1912 Carmen ML as Micaëla with Phyllis Archibald (Carmen), E. C. Hedmondt (Don José), Felix Fleischer (Escamillo), Leslie Austin (Zuniga), Maurice Robinson (Morales), Frederick Clendon (Dancairo), Winifred Geverding (Frasquita), Phyllis Davies (Mercedes); cond. Walter van Noorden.

13 December, 1912 The Magic Flute "First performance on the English Opera stage of Mozart's great opera" ML as Pamina with E. C. Hedmondt (Tamino), Arthur Winckworth (Sarastro), Frederick Clendon (Papageno), Beatrice Miranda (Queen of the Night), Elizabeth Burgess (Aretusa) Dorothy Lawson-Tayler (Papagena); cond. Eugene Goossens.

16 June, 1913 - gives birth to a son, "Maurice Webster"

7 June 1915 Proms, London: La Traviata ML: "Ah fors' è lui"

22 June 1915 Proms, London: Eugene Onegin ML: Tatiana's Love Song

2, 5 Oct. 1915 Shaftesbury Theatre: Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Webster Millar (Romeo), Foster Richardson (Friar Laurence), William Samuell (Mercutio), Frederick Ranalow (Capulet), Frederick Blamey (Tybalt), Edythe Goodman (Gertrude), Eveline Matthews (Stephano), Herbert Langley (Duke of Verona), Percy Heming (Paris), Arthur Wynn (Gregorio), Kenneth Stearne (Benvolio); cond. Sir T. Beecham.

(15 Oct. 1915 Hallé St. George's Hall, Bradford: Aida - Ritorna vincitor; Romeo and Juliet: Waltz & ballad (encore); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

(9 Dec. 1915 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Marriage of Figaro: Dove sono; Romeo and Juliet: Waltz; cond. Sir T. Beecham.

28 Dec. 1915 MAT Shaftesbury Th. (L'Enfant Prodigue) (Debussy) with Perceval Allen (Lia), Alfred Heather (Azeal), Frederick Austin (Simeon); cond: Pitt)/ Everyman (Liza Lehmann) PREMIERE ML as Good Deeds with Edith Clegg (Everyman), Frederic Austin (Death), Maud Murray (Knowledge), Frederick Ranalow (Riches), Herbert Langley (Opening Prologue); cond. P. Pitt.

26 Feb. 1916 BOC Shaftesbury: Tales of Hoffmann ML as Antonia with Bessie Tyas, Edith Evans, Frank Mullings, Edith Clegg, Eda Bennie, Herbert Langley, Frederic Austin, Arthur Wynn, Percy Heming; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC ALDWYCH, 15 April to 6 May, 1916
15, 18, 25 April 1916 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

19 April 1916 The Tales of Hoffmann ML as Antonia with Bessie Tyas, May Storia, Frank Mullings, Edith Clegg, Herbert Langley, Frederic Austin, Denis Byndon-Ayres, Percy Heming; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

8 May, 1916 London Symphony Concert, Queen's Hall; ML sang a selection of French songs; cond. Sir Henry Wood.

BEECHAM'S SEASON OF GRAND OPERA AT THE NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE, MANCHESTER, 9 May to 10 June, 1916

1916 Faust ML as Marguerite with Robert Radford (Méphistophélès), Gerald O'Brien (Faust)

15, 20 MAT Apr., 31 May 1916 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Ranalow (Capulet); cond. Julius Harrison.

23, 29 May, 3 MAT June 1916 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Maurice d'Oisly, Sylvia Nelis, Frederick Ranalow, c. Pitt.

BEECHAM OPERA COMPANY at ALDWYCH 13 June to 5 August 1916

11 July 1916 Romeo and Juliet same as 2 Oct. 1915 exc. Robert Radford (Friar Laurence), Herbert Langley (Mercutio), Evelyn Arden (Gertrude), Clytie Hine (Stephano), Powell Edwards (Duke of Verona).

18 July 1916 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Beecham.

29 July 1916 Faust ML as Marguerite with Gerald O'Brien, Robert Radford, Percy Heming, Lena Maitland, Albert Chapman, Edith Clegg; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
3 Aug. 1916 ditto exc Webster Millar replacing O'Brien

14 Oct. 1916 Hallé Manchester Proms:
ML: arias from Glinka's A Life for the Czar; Tschaikovsky: Joan of Arc: Les Adieux; Thomas: Mignon - Polonaise

BOC ALDWYCH 14 October 1916 to 10 February 1917
4 Nov. 1916 Tales of Hoffmann ML as Antonia with Bessie Tyas, Juliette Autran, Frank Mullings, Edith Clegg, Eda Bennie, Frederic Austin, Herbert Langley, Arthur Wynn, Denis Byndon-Ayres, Lewis Morgan, Albert Chapman; cond. Beecham.

9 Dec. 1916 Mat - ditto exc Sylvia Nelis (for Tyas), Lena Maitland (for Autran), Frederick Ranalow

? Nov. 1916 Faust ML as Marguerite with Webster Millar, Frederick Ranalow, Edith Clegg, Lena Maitland, Albert Chapman; cond. Julius Harrison.
9 Dec. 1916 Evg ditto exc Frederick Blamey (for Webster), Robert Radford (for Ranalow); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

(11 Dec. 1916 BOC at RPS Concert: Glinka: A Life for the Czar: Act 1, Sc. 4 & Act 4 with ML (replacing M. Nevada), Frederick Ranalow, Frederick Blamey; cond. Beecham.

3 Jan. 1917 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Webster Millar, Foster Richardson (Friar Laurence), Herbert Langley (Mercutio), Frederick Blamey (Tybalt), Evelyn Arden (Gertrude), Clytie Hine (Stephano), Powell Edwards (Duke of Verona), Albert Chapman (Gregorio), William Michael (Paris); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

late Jan. 1917 Louise (Charpentier) ML as Louise with Maurice d'Oisly, Edith Clegg, Robert Radford; cond. P. Pitt.
?, ?, ? - ditto Final perf. Ranalow repl. Radford.

BOC AT BIRMINGHAM, 19 Feb. - 2 March, 1917 ML (?)

BOC AT KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
5 March, 1917 Faust ML as Marguerite with Norman Allin, Webster Millar, Herbert Langley, Edith Clegg, Frederic Austin; cond. Julius Harrison.

22 March 1917 Hallé Orchestra, Free Trade Hall, Manchester Pension Fund Concert: Faust Garden Scene ML with Webster (Millar, Robert Radford, Evelyn Arden; cond. Beecham.

BOC MANCHESTER, 2 April to 12 May, 1917
11 April 1917 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Clytie Hine, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

24 April 1917 Faust (replacing Fair Maid of Perth) ML as Marguerite with Webster Millar, Robert Radford, Powell Edwards, Edith Clegg; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

4 May 1917 The Fair Maid of Perth (FIRST PERFORMANCE IN ENGLAND) ML as Catherine Glover with Olive Townend (Mab), Webster Millar (Hal o' the Wynd), Walter Hyde (Duke of Rothesay), Foster Richardson (Ralph), Powell Edwards (Simon Glover); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC AT PRINCE OF WALES TH. BIRMINGHAM, 14 May to 26 May 1917
16 May 1917 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Webster Millar, Frederick Ranalow, Sydney Russell, Robert Radford; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
25 May - ditto exc. cond. Percy Pitt.

24 May 1917 The Fair Maid of Perth ML as Catherine with Olive Townend, Webster Millar, Walter Hyde, Foster Richardson, Powell Edwards; cond. Eugene Goossens, jr.

BOC DRURY LANE, 30 May to 26 July, 1917
1, 11, 20 June 1917 Louise ML as Louise with Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Edith Clegg, Eda Bennie, Foster Richardson, Alfred Heather, Doris Lemon, Clytie Hine, Juliette Autran, Lena Maitland; cond. Percy Pitt.
? ditto 1917 exc. Radford for Ranalow

11, 17, 20, 26, 28 July 1917 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger (Susanna), Bessie Tyas (Cherubino), Clytie Hine (Marcellina), Gwen Trevitt (Barbarina), Frederick Ranalow (Figaro), Frederick Austin (Count), Alfred Heather (Don Basilio), William Anderson (Dr. Bartolo), Powell Edwards (Antonio); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

26 June, 1917 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis (Queen of the Night), Olive Townend (Papagena), Webster Millar (Tamino), Frederick Ranalow (Papageno), Alfred Heather (Monastatos), Foster Richardson (Sarastro), Albert Chapman (Speaker); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
4, 23 July 1917 - ditto exc Maurice d'Oisly repl. Millar

30 June 1917 Faust ML as Marguerite with Webster Millar, Robert Parker, Herbert Langley, Lena Maitland, Albert Chapman, Edith Clegg; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

13 July, 1917 GALA in AID OF FRENCH RED CROSS - Act III of Louise ML as Louise with Maurice d'Oisly, Edith Clegg, Norman Allin, Alfred Heather; cond. Percy Pitt.

BOC DRURY LANE, 22 September to 24 November 1917
24 Sept., 3 Oct. 1917 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger (Susanna), Bessie Tyas (Cherubino), Frederick Ranalow (Figaro), Frederick Austin (Count), Alfred Heather, Robert Radford (Bartolo), Powell Edwards, Clytie Hine, Gwen Trevitt; cond. Beecham.
28 Sept, 16 Oct. 1917 - ditto exc. Sydney Russell for Heather
20 Oct., 1917 - ditto exc. Olive Townend for Ellinger
24 Oct., 3 Nov. 1917 - ditto exc. Richardson for Edwards
16, 24 Nov. 1917- ditto exc. Sydney Russell for Heather, Foster Richardson for Powell Edwards

19 Oct. 1917 Faust ML as Marguerite with Frederick Blamey, Robert Radford, Juliette Autran, Edith Clegg; cond. Julius Harrison.

? Nov. 1917 ditto ML as Marguerite, with Webster Millar, Frederick Ranalow, Herbert Langley, Albert Chapman, Lena Maitland, Edith Clegg; cond. Julius Harrison.

5 Nov. 1917 - ditto exc. Frederick Blamey replacing Millar, Robert Radford replacing Ranalow.

25 Oct. 1917 Hallé Manchester: The Damnation of Faust with ML, Mullings, Harry Pashley, Herbert Brown; cond. Beecham.  

7, 20 Nov. 1917 Il Seraglio ML as Constanze with Olive Townend, Maurice d'Oisly, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederick Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

14 Nov. 1917 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Sydney Russell, Robert Radford, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir T Beecham.
22 Nov. 1917 - ditto exc. Webster Millar for d'Oisly

BOC MANCHESTER, 26 December 1917 to 9 February 1918

28 Dec. 1917, 5, 9, 28 Jan., 9 Feb 1918 Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger, Bessie Tyas, Olive Townend, Frederick Ranalow, Frederic Austin, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Foster Richardson; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
28 Jan. 1918 - ditto exc. Norman Allin as Bartolo

3 Jan. 1918 Il Seraglio ML as Constanze with Bessie Tyas, Maurice d'Oisly, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

14 Jan. 1918 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis (Queen), Olive Townend (Marcellina), Maurice d'Oisly Tamino), Frederick Ranalow (Papageno), Alfred Heather (Monastatos), Robert Radford (Sarastro); cond. Beecham.
26 Jan. 1918 - ditto exc Foster Richardson for Radford

25 Jan. 1918 The Fair Maid of Perth ML as Catherine with Olive Townend, Webster Millar, Walter Hyde, Foster Richardson, Kingsley Lark; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

3 Feb. 1918 Mat BOC at New Islington Hall, Ancoats, Manchester; ML: arias from Marriage of Figaro & Magic Flute.

(3 Feb. 1918 Evg. Hallé Concert at Hippodrome, Manchester:
ML: Mignon- Je suis Titania

9 Feb. 1918 BOC at New Queen's Theatre, Manchester
The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger, Bessie Tyas, Olive Townend, Frederick Ranalow, Frederic Austin, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford; cond. Sir T. Beecham.

BOC DRURY LANE, 2 March to 6 April, 1918
2 Mar. 1918 MAT Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger (Susanna), Bessie Tyas (Cherubino), Clytie Hine (Marcellina), Gwen Trevitt (Barbarina), Frederick Ranalow (Figaro), Frederic Austin (Count), Alfred Heather (Don Basilio), Robert Radford (Dr. Bartolo), Powell Edwards (Antonio); cond. Percy Pitt. 6 Mar. 1918 - ditto exc. Olive Townend as Marcellina

5 Mar. 1918 Faust ML as Marguerite with Webster Millar, Norman Allin, Herbert Langley, Albert Chapman, Juliette Autran, Edith Clegg; cond. Julius Harrison

15 Mar. 1918 Il Seraglio ML as Constanze with Olive Townend, Maurice d'Oisly, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

? 1918 Louise ML as Louise with Webster Millar, Edith Clegg, Robert Parker; cond. Percy Pitt.

4 Apr. 1918 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Olive Townend, Clytie Hine, Maurice d'Oisly, Robert Radford, Frederick Ranalow, Alfred Heather, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC PRINCE OF WALES TH. BIRMINGHAM 8 April to 4 May, 1918
8 April, 1 May, 1918 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess; cond. Percy Pitt.

16 April, 1918 Il Seraglio ML as Constanze with Maurice d'Oisly, Bessie Tyas, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC MANCHESTER, 6 May to 1 June, 1918 ML (?)

BOC ALDWYCH THEATRE, 3 June to 27 July, 1918
5 June, 1918 Carmen ML as Micaëla with Doris Woodall, Webster Millar, Herbert Langley, Foster Richardson, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
15 June - ditto exc. cond. Julius Harrison.

6 June, 1918 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Bessie Tyas, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

14 June, 1918 The Valkyries ML as Sieglinde with Walter Hyde, Robert Radford, Robert Parker, Agnes Nicholls, Edna Thornton; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
19 June, 4 July 1918 - ditto exc. Perceval Allen for Nicholls.

9 July, 1918 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Webster Millar, Robert Radford, Herbert Langley, Frederick Ranalow, Frederick Blamey, Elsie Wynn, Clytie Hine, Powell Edwards; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

18 July 1918 Il Seraglio ML as Constanza with Desiree Ellinger, Maurice d'Oisly, Alfred Heather, Robert Radford, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC BLACKPOOL, 5 Aug. to 24 Aug. 1918 ML (?)

22 Sept. 1918 "American Night" at the Palace Theatre, London ML: Faust -Jewel Song & Act 5 Trio with Walter Hyde, Frederick Ranalow; Romeo and Juliet- Waltz

BOC at THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW, 7 Oct. to 2 Nov. 1918

8 Oct. 1918 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger, Bessie Tyas, Clytie Hine, Doris Lemon, Frederick Ranalow, Frederic Austin, Sydney Russell, Norman Allin, Foster Richardson; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

2 Nov. 1918 Carmen ML as Micaëla with Webster Millar, Doris Woodall, Robert Parker, Elsie Wynn, Clytie Hine, Sydney Russell, Frederick Ranalow, Foster Richardson, Albert Chapman; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

BOC at EDINBURGH, 4 to 16 Nov. 1918 ML (?)

BOC MANCHESTER, 26 Dec. 1918 to 15 Feb. 1919

? Jan. 1919 Louise ML as Louise with Maurice d'Oisly, Edith Clegg, Robert Parker

? Feb. 1919 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Webster Millar, Frederick Ranalow, Robert Radford, Norman Allin, Herbert Langley; cond. Wynn Reeves.

19 Feb. 1919 Birmingham Festival in Town Hall with Beecham:
Die Walküre Act I Duet with Walter Hyde;
Debussy: La Damoiselle Elue with Emily Broughton;
Lohengrin Act 3 as Elsa with Hyde, Ranalow, Broughton

BOC DRURY LANE, 19 March to 3 May, 1919
21 Mar 1919 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Desiree Ellinger, Bessie Tyas, Clytie Hine, Doris Lemon, Frederick Ranalow, Frederic Austin, Sydney Russell, Robert Radford, Foster Richardson; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

24 Mar., 14 April, 1919 Louise ML as Louise with Webster Millar, Edith Clegg, Robert Radford, Norman Allin, Frank Mullings, Doris Lemon, Clytie Hine; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

25 Mar. 1919 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina, Sylvia Nelis, Bessie Tyas, Webster Millar, Frederick Ranalow, Robert Radford; cond. Eugene Goossens Jr.

3, 17, 29 Apr. 1919 Il Seraglio ML as Constanze with Desiree Ellinger, Maurice d'Oisly, Walter Hyde, Norman Allin, Arthur Wynn; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

25 Apr. 1919 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Webster Millar, Foster Richardson, Frederick Ranalow, Frederick Blamey, Herbert Langley; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

3 May, 1919 Falstaff ML as Anne with Frederick Ranalow, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederic Austin, Sydney Russell, Alfred Heather, Arthur Wynn, Agnes Nicholls, Gladys Ancrum, Edith Clegg; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

GRAND OPERA SEASON at COVENT GARDEN, 12 May to 2 August 1919
? La Bohème ML as Mimi

26 July 1919 Prince Igor (in English) ML as Princess Jaroslavna with Norman Allin, Edna Thornton, Tom Burke, Webster Millar, Darrell Fancourt; cond. Albert Coates.

? Faust (6) ML as Marguerite with Fernand Ansseau, Robert Couzinou, Ruby Heyl, Eduard Cotreuil; cond. Coates.

Concurrent seasons by BOC:
Birmingham, 5 May to 17 May, 1919 ML (?)
Manchester, 19 May to 21 June, 1919 ML (?)
Bradford, 23 June to 5 July, 1919
4 July, 1919 Falstaff ML as Anne

August-September, a month long season in King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

19 Sept. 1919 Grand Concert in Perth, Scotland w. ML (replacing Rosina Buckman), Alfred Heather, Powell Edwards and Elsie Wynn in scenes from Faust and other music. Clarence Raybauld provided piano accompaniment.

BOC at COVENT GARDEN, 3 November to 20 December 1919
6, 10, 19 Nov., 2, 13 Dec. MAT 1919 Falstaff ML as Anne (shared with Bessie Tyas) with Agnes Nicholls, Edith Clegg, Gladys Ancrum/Elsie Wynn, Maurice d'Oisly/Frederick Blamey, Frederick Ranalow, Percy Heming; conds. Eugene Goossens, jr (later T Beecham/C Raybould).

8 Nov. MAT, 5, 20 Dec. 1919 La Bohème ML as Mimi with Webster Millar, Doris Lemon, Frederic Austin/Percy Heming, Powell Edwards/Arthur Wynn, Frederick Ranalow; conds P. Pitt/Beecham.

13 Nov., 12 Dec. 1919 Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Frederic Austin, Edith Clegg; cond Sir T. Beecham.

BOC MANCHESTER, 4 to 23 February, 1920
7 Feb. 1920 La Bohème as Mimi with cond. Eugene Goossens Jr.
12, 21 Feb. 1920 Mastersingers ML as Eva with Frederick Ranalow, Edmund Burke, Webster Millar, Maurice d'Oisly, Edith Clegg, Herbert Langley; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
? Il Seraglio ML as Constanza with d'Oisly
? Otello ML as Desdemona with Mullings, Austin,
? Louise ML as Louise with d'Oisly

BOC COVENT GARDEN, 24 February to 10 April 1920
? Faust ML as Marguerite with Edmund Burke, Gerald O'Brien, Eric Marshall; cond. Eugene Goossens.

? Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Frederic Austin; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

2 Mar. 1920 Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess Almaviva with Desiree Ellinger, Sylvia Nelis, Frederic Austin, Frederick Ranalow, Arthur Wynn; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
one more with cond. Percy Pitt.

10, 15, 23 March, 10 April, 1920 Mastersingers ML as Eva with Edith Clegg, Webster Millar, Maurice d'Oisly, Frederick Ranalow, Herbert Langley, William Michael, Edmund Burke, Edith Clegg; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
ditto - 4 more earlier with cond. Percy Pitt.

19, 25 March, 6 April, 1920 A Village Romeo and Juliet ML as Vrenchen with Walter Hyde, Percy Heming, William Michael, Arthur Wynn; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

29 Mar. 1920 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sylvia Nelis, Doris Lemon, Walter Hyde, Alfred Heather, Frederic Ranalow, Robert Radford; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham (or Pitt).

After 10 April Mastersingers, no go - abuse at home precipitates nervous breakdown; ML goes to Paris to recover.
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ROYAL OPERA WITH BOC Ltd, 10 May to 31 July 1920

3 June, 1920 La Bohème (in Italian) ML as Mimi with Joseph Hislop, Desiree Ellinger, Alfred Maguenat, Gustave Huberdeau, Pompilio Malatesta, Nathan Schachnoff; cond. Pitt.

? Il Seraglio ML as Constanza with Maurice d'Oisly, Walter Hyde, Norman Allin, Frederic Austin (or Percy Heming), Frederick Ranalow; cond. Eugene Goossens.

? Marriage of Figaro as Countess  

1, 5, 13 July 1920 Orphée (Gluck) ML as Eurydice with Clara Butt, Madeline Collins; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.
21 July 1920 - ditto exc cond. Charles Lauwers.
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27 Sept. - 23 Oct. 1920 BOC at Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham, ML (?)

25 Oct. - 6 Nov 1920 BOC at King's Theatre, Edinburgh, ML (?)

8 Nov. - 4 Dec. 1920 BOC at Theatre Royal, Glasgow, ML (?)
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Oct. 1921 Manchester One Week of opera by members of Beecham's defunct opera company; Faust and Carmen + concerts by ML, Caroline Hatchard, Agnes Nicholls, John Coates, Peter Dawson and Harold Williams.

BNOC at COVENT GARDEN: 1 May to 24 June, 1922

1 May, 1922 La Bohème ML as Mimi with Tudor Davies, Olive Townend, Percy Heming, Edward Anderson, cond. Pitt. + 5 shared with Mignon Nevada

? May, 7, 9 June 1922 Louise ML as Louise with Edith Clegg, Walter Hyde, Robert Radford; cond. Percy Pitt.

19 May, 2 June 1922 The Mastersingers ML as Eva, with Edith Clegg, Arthur Jordan, Andrew Shanks, Robert Radford, Sydney Russell, Tudor Davies, Frederic Collier cond. Aylmer Buesst.
+ one more

26 May, 6 June 1922 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Sarah Fischer/Boxall, Olive Townend, Walter Hyde, Sydney Russell, Kenneth Ellis, Robert Radford/William Anderson; conds. Julius Harrison/Aylmer Buesst.
+ two more

BNOC AT MANCHESTER
Otello as Desdemona
Louise as Louise
La Bohème as Mimi

BNOC IN GLASGOW
Otello as Desdemona
Faust as Marguerite
6 November, 1922 Der Rosenkavalier ML as The Marschallin with Marjorie Perry (Octavian), Nora Gruhn (Sophie), Norman Allin (Ochs); cond. Sir John Barbirolli.

BNOC AT EDINBURGH ML (?)
BNOC AT NEWCASTLE ML (?)

BNOC at PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM 17-30 Sept. 1923
17 Sept. 1923 La Bohème ML as Mimi with Tudor Davies, William Michael, William Anderson, Frederic Collier, Sydney Russell, Doris Lemon

BNOC at THEATRE ROYAL, LEEDS 1- 8 Oct. 1923
6 Oct. 1923 Faust ML as Marguerite with Tudor Davies, Edith Clegg, Robert Radford; cond. Hamilton Harty.

8 Oct. 1923 Louise ML as Louise with Robert Radford (Father), Walter Hyde (Julian,) Edith Clegg (Mother).

BNOC IN MANCHESTER, 8 - 30 oct. 1923
15 Oct. 1923 Louise ML as Louise with Walter Hyde, Edith Clegg, Robert Radford; cond. Percy Pitt.

19 Oct. 1923 La Bohème ML as Mimi with Joseph Hislop; cond. Percy Pitt.


BNOC at THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW, 29 Oct. - 25 Nov. 1923
2, 9 Nov. 1923 Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Herbert Langley; cond. Julius Harrison.
Faust - Marguerite

BNOC at KING'S THEATRE, EDINBURGH, 26 Nov -2 Dec. 1923 ML (?)

BNOC at THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE 3 - 10 Dec. 1923 ML (?)

BNOC AT COVENT GARDEN, 7 Jan to 16 Feb 1924
7, 29 Jan. 1924 The Mastersingers ML as Eva with Tudor Davies, Constance Wlllis, Browning Mummery, Robert Parker, William Michael, Robert Radford, Frederic Collier; conds. Goossens/Buesst. + two more

14, 26 MAT, 30 MAT Jan. 1924 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Noel Eadie, Doris Lemon, May Blyth, Muriel Brunskill, Tudor Davies, Sydney Russell, Frederick Ranalow, Norman Allin, Frederic Collier; conds Pitt/Reillie/Harrison.

18 Jan. 1924 Otello (BNOC FIRST PERFORMANCE IN LONDON) ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Herbert Langley, Tudor Davies, Frederic Rickitt, Muriel Brunskill, William Anderson, Frederic Hitchin, Frederic Collier; cond. Eugene Goossens.
Ditto - 30 Jan. 1924 EVG + one more

19, 24 Jan. 1924 Savitri ML as Savitri with Browning Mummery (Satyavan), Joseph Farrington (Death; cond. Leslie Heward.
Ditto - one more

(ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
2 February, 1924 Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) ML with Frank Mullings, Edward Halland; cond. Hamilton Harty.

23 Jan. 1924, ? Feb. 1924 La Bohème ML as Mimi with Tudor Davies, Doris Lemon, William Michael, Herbert Langley, William Anderson; conds. Harrison/Buesst. + two more

Faust ML as Marguerite (shared with May Blyth) with Tudor Davies, Robert Radford, William Michael; cond. J. Harrison.

BNOC AT BRADFORD, 18 Feb. to 2 March 1924 ML (?)

BNOC AT MANCHESTER, 3 March to 30 March 1924 ML (?)

BNOC AT LIVERPOOL, 31 March to 20 April 1924
1 April 1924 Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Herbert Langley, Muriel Brunskill, Tudor Davies, William Anderson, Fred Collier, cond. Julius Harrison.

(6 April 1924 Newspaper Press Fund and Widows and Orphans Fund Concert, Liverpool with ML, Nicholls, Thornton, Radford, Mullings, Hyde, Parker, Mummery; cond. Pitt. Music by Wagner and Mozart with choral selections from Alkestis

BNOC at PRINCE'S THEATRE, Bristol, 21 -28 April, 1924 ML (?)

BNOC at EMPIRE THEATRE, CARDIFF, 28 April - ? 1924 ML (?)

BNOC at HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, June/July 1924
5, 11 June 1924 The Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Andrew Shanks, Frederick Ranalow, Robert Radford, Lillian Stanford, Doris Lemon, Elsy Treweek, Sydney Russell, William Michael; cond. Eugene Goossens.

19 June, 18 July 1924 The Mastersingers ML as Eva with Walter Widdop, Robert Radford, Browning Mummery (David)

20 June 1924 Il Seraglio ML as Constanza with Robert Radford

21 June 1924 Faust ML as Marguerite with Robert Radford

The Magic Flute ML as Pamina, Noel Eadie, Walter Widdop, Frederick Ranalow,

Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Herbert Langley, Tudor Davies, Muriel Brunskill

(24 Oct. 1924 Recording session with Frank Mullings

BNOC AT LIVERPOOL 16 February to 3 March, 1925 ML (?)
BNOC AT SHEFFIELD, 23 April 1925 Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Constance Willis, Harold Williams

1925 Tour with A. Coates: Excpts Siegfried & Gotterdammerung

8 Sept. 1925 Gloucester, Three Choirs Festival: Elijah - ML with Horace Stevens, John Coates, Margaret Balfour

BNOC Glasgow, 7 Oct. 1925 The Mastersingers ML as Eva with Robert Parker, William Anderson, Francis MacLennan, Browning Mummery, Muriel Brunskill, Philip Bertram, Parry Jones, William Michael, Frederic Collier; cond. Malcolm Sargent.

2 Dec. 1925 Recording session: Lohengrin excerpts

BNOC AT LIVERPOOL, 8 February, 1926 The Mastersingers ML as Eva with Constance Willis (Magdalena), Walter Widdop (Walther), Robert Parker (Hans Sachs), Sydney Russell, Parry Jones, Robert Radford (Pogner), Frederic Collier, Philip Bertram.

12 February, 1926 Pagliacci ML as Nedda with Frank Millings (Canio), Robert Parker (Tonio), William Michael (Silvio).

15 February, 1926 Otello ML as Desdemona with Frank Mullings, Constance Willis, Tudor Davies, Philip Bertram, Frederic Collier.

19 February, 1926 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Constance Willis (Nurse), Tudor Davies (Romeo), Herbert Langley, Parry Jones, Fred Davies, Dennis Noble, Frederic Collier, Philip Bertram, Robert Radford.

20 February, 1926 Faust ML as Marguerite with Tudor Davies, Robert Radford, William Michael.

BNOC at EDINBURGH, 23 October 1926 Tannhäuser as Elizabeth with Parry Jones, Joseph Farrington, Gladys Ancrum, cond. Eugene Goossens.

BNOC AT GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME, LONDON, 12 January, 1927 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Tudor Davies (Romeo) Robert Radford (Friar Laurence), Parry Jones, Herbert Langley, Fred Davies.

14 January, 1927 Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Percy Heming, Herbert Langley, Robert Radford, Sydney Russell, William Michael, Kathleen Hilliard, Doris Lemon, Constance Willis; cond. Eugene Goossens, Sr.

9 Feb. 1927 Pagliacci recording session

BNOC AT GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME, LONDON 7 March, 1927 Barber of Seville as Rosina with Heddle Nash, Percy Heming (Bartolo), Dennis Noble (Figaro), Robert Radford (Basilio), Ross (Fiorello), Philip Bertram (An Officer), Constance Willis (Marcellina); cond. John Barbirolli.

10 March, 1927 Madama Butterfly as Cio-cio-san with Heddle Nash (Pinkerton), Gladys Parr (Suzuki), Dennis Noble (Sharpless), Sydney Russell (Goro), Martin Quinn (Yamadori), Philip Bertram (Bonze); cond. John Barbirolli.

BNOC AT PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM 15 March, 1927 Pagliacci as Nedda (replacing Kathlyn Hilliard) with Frank Mullings, Percy Heming, Dennis Noble, Frederick Davies; cond. Eugene Goossens, Sr.

BNOC AT LIVERPOOL, 21 March to 2 April, 1927
22 March, 1927 Barber of Seville as Rosina with Constance Willis, Heddle Nash, Percy Heming, Dennis Noble (replacing Wm. Michael), Robert Radford.

BNOC AT SHEFFIELD HIPPODROME, 4 April to 16 April, 1927
6 April, 1927 Romeo and Juliet ML as Juliet with Heddle Nash (Romeo), Kathlyn Hilliard, Gladys Parr, Parry Jones, Fred Davies, Herbert Langley, William Michael, Norman Allin.

7 April, 1927 Otello ML as Desdemona with Muriel Brunskill, Frank Mullings, Parry Jones, Herbert Langley.

9 April, 1927 Madama Butterfly ML as Cio-cio-san with Walter Widdop, Percy Heming, Eva Bennie, Constance Willis.

11, 14 April, 1927 Marriage of Figaro ML as Countess with Percy Heming (Count), Herbert Langley (Figaro), William Anderson (Bartolo), Sydney Russell (Basilio), Kathleen Hilliard (Susanna), Doris Lemon (Cherubino), Constance Willis (Marcelina), Jessie Mitchell (Barbarina); cond. Eugene Goossens, Sr.

12 April, 1927 Barber of Seville as Rosina with Gladys Parr, Heddle Nash, Percy Heming, Dennis Noble, Robert Radford, Philip Bertram.

15 Dec. 1927 BNOC AT GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME: The Magic Flute as Pamina with Noel Eadie, Parry Jones, William Anderson, Doris Lemon, William Michael, Bernard Ross, Sydney Russell; cond. Leslie Heward.

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN 30 Apr. to 14 July 1928
11, 14 June 1928 Otello as Desdemona with Renato Zanelli, Giovanni Inghilleri, Olga de Franco, Giuseppe Nessi, Salvatore Baccaloni, Octave Dua, Michele Sampieri, Aristide Barrachi; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza.

19 June 1928 Madama Butterfly (5) as Cio-cio-san (shared with Rosetta Pampanini/Dusolina Giannini), Dino Borgioli/Hans Clemens (Pinkerton), Jane Laugier/Jane Bourguignon/Olga de Franco (Suzuki), Ernesto Badini/Anlon Young (Sharpless), Octave Dua (Goro), Aristide Baracchi (Yamadori) Salvatore Baccaloni (Le Zio Bonze); conds V. Bellezza, John Barbirolli  

17 Sept 1928 PROMS with Walter Widdop;
ML: Lohengrin - Elsa's Dream

BNOC AT EDINBURGH 24 Oct. 1928 Barber of Seville as Rosina with Heddle Nash, William Michael, Gladys Parr, Percy Heming, William Anderson; cond. John Barbirolli.

25 Oct. 1928 The Magic Flute ML as Pamina with Noel Eadie, Doris Lemon, Tudor Davies, William Michael, Bernard Ross, Robert Radford; cond. Leslie Heward.

OTHER BNOC ROLES REPORTED but specifics not known
Zerlina/Manon/Mélisande/Thaïs/Santuzza

19 Feb. 1929 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Marriage of Figaro- Dove sono & Don Giovanni - Batti batti

3/4 Apr. 1929 Faust recording session

ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN, 22 April to 28 June, 1929
15 May, 4 June 1929 Götterdämmerung as Gutrune with Lauritz Melchior, Herbert Janssen, Ivar Andresen, Viktor Madin, Elisabeth Ohms, Maria Olczewska, Gladys Palmer, Odette De Foras, Ina Souez, Gladys Cole; cond. Robert Heger.

27 May 1929 PROMS: Le Nozze di Figaro - Dove sono

27, 30 May, 4 June 1929 Don Giovanni as Donna Elvira with Anne Roselle (Donna Anna), Elisabeth Schumann (Zerlina), Mariano Stabile (Don Giovanni), Heddle Nash (Don Ottavio), Fernando Autori (Leporello), Aristide Baracchi (Masetto) Luigi Manfrini (Il Commendatore); cond. John Barbirolli.

8 Oct. 1929 OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER - opening a week of opera by the Manchester Beecham Operatic Chorus in aid of Manchester and Salford Medical charities.

Faust ML as Marguerite with Franklyn Kelsey (Meph), Tudor Davies (Faust), John Hughes (Valentine), Elizabeth Bates (Martha), Nan Taylor (Siebel); cond. Julius Harrison.
(ACT II was broadcast)

1 Nov. 1929 DELIUS FESTIVAL, Queen's Hall, London, A Mass of Life with ML, Tudor Davies, Astra Desmond, Roy Henderson; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham.

11 Aug 1930 PROMS with Walter Widdop;
ML: Tannhäuser - Elizabeth's Prayer/Greeting

Feb. 1931 BBC broadcast of Requiem Mass of Baron Frederic d'Erlanger with ML, Astra Desmond, Frank Titterton, Keith Falkner; cond, Stanford Robinson.

3 March, 1931 BBC BROADCAST FROM SWANSEA King Olaf (Elgar) with ML, Heddle Nash, William Barrand, the National Orchestra of Wales and the Swansea Orpheus Choral Society, conducted by Lionel Rowlands.

19 Sept. 1931 Son dies from erysipelas, a skin disease

29 October, 1931 Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Der Rosenkavalier ML as Marschallin with Norman Allin (Ochs), Marjorie Parry (Octavian), Norah Gruhn (Sophie); cond. John Barbirolli.

October, 1933 Die Meistersinger ML as Eva with Robert Parker

27 Aug 1934 PROMS with Arthur Cox (Carron);
ML: Lohengrin - Elsa's Dream

1934/5 Guest appearances at Sadlers Wells in Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) and Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda)

21 Sept 1935 PROMS with Robert Easton;
ML: Le Nozze di Figaro - Dove sono

Active as a teacher at her own vocal academy, the Miriam Licette School of Singing.

26 Sept 1936 PROMS with Robert Easton;
ML: Louise - Depuis le jour

18 December, 1936 Cardillac (Paul Hindemith) BRITISH PREMIERE concert performance at Queen's Hall, aired by BBC, ML as Cardillac's daughter.

Sept. 1941 BBC STUDIOS
Die Fledermaus as Rosalinda with Nora Gruhn, Henry Wendon, Jan van der Gucht, D. Morgan Jones, Roy Henderson; cond. Stanford Robinson.

1941 BBC STUDIOS
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail as Constanze wth Ruth Naylor, Eric Starling, D. Morgan Jones, Robert Easton; cond. Stanford Robinson.

1944 two ENSA trips to entertain troops

11 August 1969 - ML dies at Royal Berks Hospital, Reading. 

 


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