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Dennis Noble - A Chronology 
by Alan Robinson, Bristol

DEBUT IN OPERA
16 June, 1923 I Pagliacci (British National Opera Company (BNOC) at Covent Garden, DN as Silvio with Beatrice Miranda, Tudor Davies, Edith Clegg; cond. Aylmer Buesst.

8 September to 15 December 1923 (113 perfs) Head over Heels Adelphi Theatre, (Music by Harold Fraser, lyrics by Seymour Hicks) DN as Hon. Montague Jepson

BNOC AT HIPPODROME, SHEFFIELD, 23-29 November 1923
Carmen and Magic Flute - DN roles ?

ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN
4 June, 1924 Rigoletto (5 perfs) DN as Marullo with Cesare Formichi (Rigoletto), Maria Ivogün (Gilda), Joseph Hislop (Duke), Edouard Cotreuil (Sparafucile), Virginia Perry (Maddalena), Louise Marshall (Giovanna), Raoul Delval (Monterone); cond. Ettore Panizza.
Ditto-27 June, 1924 exc Eidé Norena (Gilda), Alfred Piccaver (Duke); cond. Antonino Votto

5 June, 1924 (5 perfs) Tosca DN as Carceriere(gaoler) with Alfred Piccaver debuting as Cavaradossi, Yvonne Gall (Tosca), Dinh Gilly (Scarpia), Edouard Cotreuil (Sacristan), Octave Dua (Spoletta), Michele Sampieri (Sciarrone), Raou Delval (Angelotti); cond. Ettore Panizza.
Ditto - 10 June, 1 Juky 1925 exc Gall/Louise Edvina, Piccaver/Hislop, Gilly/Cesare Formichi

13 June, 1924 La Traviata (3 perfs) DN as d'Aubigny with Selma Kurz (Violetta), Joseph Hislop (Alfredo), Dinh Gilly (Germont), Helen Jaffary (Flora), Phyllis Kelly (Annina), Michele Sampieri (Douphol), Raoul Delval (Dr. Grenvil); cond. Ettore Panizza.
Ditto- 24 June, 1924 Eidè Norena (Violetta), Luigi Marini (Alfedo)

October 1924 Tour DN with Amelita Galli Curci, Ania Dorfman (pianist), Homer Samuels (pianist), Raymond Williams (flautist), accomp. Percy Kahn; DN - O Star of Eve, Urna Fatale, Largo al factotum, Where’er you walk, My Lovely Celia (Monro), Silent worship (Handel), Three Comrades (Hermann). 
12 October, 1924 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

BNOC (PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
21 March, 1925 Hugh The Drover(Vaughan Williams) DN as Showman with Mary Blyth (Mary), Walter Widdop (Hugh), Frederic Collier (John), William Anderson (Constable); cond. Malcolm Sargent.

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 18 May - 10 July, 1925
4, 12 June, 1925 (+ 1 perf) Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg DN as Ulrich Eisslinger with Friedrich Schorr (Sachs), Lotte Lehmann (Eva), Richard Mayr (Pogner), Barrington Hooper (Vogelsang), William Anderson (Nachtigall), Eduard Habich (Beckmesser), Bella Paulen (Magdalene), Fritz Soot (Walther), Hans Clemens (David), Philip Bertram (Night Watchman); cond. Bruno Walter.

16, 29 June 1925 Tosca DN as Carceriere with Maria Jeritza, Aroldo Lindi, Benvenuto Franci; cond. Leopoldo Mugnone.

17 June, 1925 Madama Butterfly DN as Imperial Commissioner w. Margaret Sheridan Ulysse Lappas, Ernesto Badini, Parry Jones, Jane Bourguignon; cond. Sergio Failoni.
Ditto - 17 June & others exc Sheridan/Elisabeth Rethberg, Pappas/Lo Giudice

23, 26 June 1925 Fedora DN as Boroff w. Maria Jeritza, Ulisse Lappas, Sarah Fischer, Ernesto Badini; cond. Sergio Failoni.

2, 10 July, 1925 Andrea Chénier (+1 perf) DN as Fleville & Dumas w. Margherita Sheridan, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Georgette Carlo, Benvenuto Franci, Jane Bourguignon; cond. Leopoldo Mugnone.

6, 9 July 1925 Rigoletto DN as Marullo w. Eidé Norena, Dino Borgioli, Joseph Schwarz, Jane Bourguignon, Edouard Cotreuil; cond. Antonino Votto.

THE OLD VIC THEATRE
24 September 1925 to 10 April 1926 I Pagliacci DN as Silvio


3 December 1925 to 8 May, 1926 The Magic Flute DN as Papageno (alternating with Sumner Austin) w. Winifred Kennaird, Heddle Nash, Joseph Farrington

BNOC (THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW)
7 October, 1925 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto with Tudor Davies, Sylvia Nelis, William Anderson, Frederic Collier, Justine Griffiths, cond. Aylmer Buesst

BNOC (KINGS THEATRE, EDINBURGH)
7 October, 1925 The Golden Cockerel SN as Prince Aphron with Parry Jones (Astrologer), William Anderson (King Dodon), Norman Allin (Polkan), Eda Bennie (Cockerel), Sylvia Nelis, (Queen of Shemakha), Muriel Brunskill (Royal Housekeeper), Liddel Peddieson (Guidon); cond. Buesst

BNOC (PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM)
12 December, 1925 MAT Madama Butterfly DN as Yamadori with Rosina Buckman, Parry Jones, Robert Parker, Constance Willis, Frederick Davies; cond. Aylmer Buesst

OLD VIC THEATRE
31 December, 1925 The Magic Flute DN as Papageno

BNOC (LIVERPOOL) 8 to 20 February, 1926
9 February, 1926 The Magic Flute DN as Papageno
10 February, 1926 La Bohème DN as Marcello (probably)
11 February, 1926 Carmen DN as Morales
19 February, 1926 Romeo and Juliet DN part unknown with Miriam Licette )Juliet), Tudor Davies(Romeo), Constance Willis (Nurse), Herbert Langley, Parry Jones, Frederick Davies, Frederic Collier, Philip Bertram, Robert Radford.
20 February, 1926 MAT The Magic Flute DN as Papageno

BNOC (MANCHESTER)
24 February, 1926 MAT The Magic Flute DN as Papageno
11 March, 1926 The Apostles by Elgar in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester with Hallé Orchestra DN with Dorothy Silk, Muriel Brunskill, Herbert Heyner, Walter Glynne and Norman Allin; cond. Hamilton Harty. Part One broadcast

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 10 May- 2 July, 1926
12 to 27 May, 1926 (3 perfs) Die Meistersinger (DN as Ulrich Eisslinger) w. Emil Schipper, Lotte Lehmann/Elisabeth/Schumann/Delia Reinhardt, Luise Willer, Fritz Krauss, Hans Clemens, Eduard Habich, Viktor Madin/Otto Helgers/Richard Mayr, cond. Robert Hager/Bruno Walter.

10, 14 & 16 June 1926 Thaïs DN as a Servant with Maria Jeritza (Thaïs), Tilken Servais (Athanaël), Edouard Cotreuil (Palémon), Alfred Legrand (Nicias), Enid Cruikshank (Albine), Jane Bourguignon (Myrtale), Katharine Arkandy (Crobyle); cond. Vincenzo Bellezza.

18 & 22 June, 1926 I Goielli della Madonna (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari) DN as Rocco with Maria Jeritza, Francesco Merli and Giuseppe Noto, conducted by composer

21 June, 1 July, 1926 (+ 1 Perfs) Manon DN as De Bretigny) with Fanny Heldy (Manon), Fernand Ansseau (Des Grieux), Edouard Cotreuil (Comte des Griex), Alfred Maguenat (Lescaut), Octave Dua (Guillot); cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

23, 28 June, 1926 Gianni Schicchi DN as Marco with Margherita Sheridan/Rosina Torri, Angelo Minghetti, Ernesto Badini; cond. Bellezza

BNOC (GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME)
Autumn 1926 La Bohème DN as Marcello with May Blyth (Mimi), Heddle Nash (Rodolfo), Phiiip Bertram.

BNOC (GLASGOW)
The Leper's Flute, Premiere - a gloomy opera by two young Scots, composer Ernest Bryson and author Ian Colvin, latter garnering much applause for the latter. DN-? Percy Heming was a pitiable leper while Nelis and Davies portrayed the lovers.

BNOC (EDINBURGH)
23 October 1926, (Mozart’s ballet Les Petits Riens)/Vaughan Williams' opera, Hugh the Drover DN as a Showman with May Blyth (Mary), Walter Widdop (Hugh), Herbert Langley (John), Constance Willis (Aunt Jane), Bernard Ross (Constable); cond. John Tobin

27 October, 1926 Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless with Isabel Rhys-Parker and Francis Russell.  

GRAND OPERA SEASON COVENT GARDEN, 2 May -24 June, 1927
1, 6 June, 1927 Rigoletto DN as Marullo w. Mariano Stabile (Rigoletto), Maria Ivogün (Gilda), Dino Borgioli (Duke), Alexander Kipnis (Sparafucile), Jane Bourguignon (Maddalena), Vera Wright (Giovanna); cond. Edoardo Fornarini
Ditto - 9 June exc. Tom Burke (Duke) and Edouard Cotreuil (Sparafucile)

10, 17, 21 June 1927 Tosca DN as Sciarrone w. Göta Ljungberg, Joseph Hislop/Fernand Ansseau, Mariano Stabile (Scarpia), Edouard Cotreuil (Saristan), Luigo Cilla (Spoletta), Michele Sampieri (Angelotti); cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

20 to 24 June 1927 (3 perfs) Carmen DN as Morales w. Delia Reinhardt, Maria Olczewska, Fernand Ansseau, Marcel Journet; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza.

BNOC
1927 Manon DN as Lescaut with Marguerite Anderson (Manon), Heddle Naash (Des Grieux)

BNOC (GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME)
6 December, 1927 The Barber of Seville DN as Figaro, with Heddle Nash (Count), Noel Eadie (Rosina), Percy Heming (Bartolo), Herbert Langley (Basilio), Gladys Parr (Marcellina); cond. John Barbirolli

7 December, 1927 The Leper’s Flute (Bryson) London première DN, cond. Leslie Heward

13 December, 1927 Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless with Noel Eadie (Cio-cio-san), Heddle Nash (Pinkerton), Gladys Parr (Suzuki), Sydney Russell (Goro); cond. John Barbirolli

BNOC (THE HIPPODROME, SHEFFIELD)
4 April, 1928 Carmen DN as Morales
7 April, 1928 La Bohème as Marcello)
9 April, 1928 Faust as Valentin ?
12 April, 1928 The Barber of Seville as Figaro

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN
1, 3, 9 May 1928 Armide (Gluck) DN as Ubald, with Frida Leider, Walter Widdop, Maria Olczewska/Rosette Anday, Herbert Janssen; cond. Robert Hager

10 May 1928 Die Meistersinger DN as Ulrich w. Emil Schipper (Sachs), Rudolf Laubenthal Walther), Lotte Lehmann (Eva), Otto Helgers (Pogner), Hans Clemens (David), Anny Andrassy (Magdalene); cond. Bruno Walter
Ditto - 8, 15, 21 May, 1928 exc. Lehmann/Göta Schymberg, Laubenthal/Carl Martin Oehmann, Clemens/Wilhelm Gombert, Schippers/Hans Nissen; conds Walter/Robert Hager.

29 May to 4 June 1928 (3 perfs) Carmen DN as Morales w. Joy McArden, Georgette Frazier-Marrot/Jane Bourguignon, Fernand Ansseau, Marcel Journet; cond. Chares Lauwers.

7 June to 12 July 1928 (5 perfs) La Bohème DN as Marcel (alternating with Giovanni Inghillieri and Ernesto Badini) w. Margaret Sheridan, Aureliano Pertile/Dino Borgioli/Tom Burke, Margherita Carosio/Elisabeth Nelvi, Aristide Barachi, Luigi Manfrini; conds Bellezza/Barbirolli

13 June to 6 July 1928 (3 perfs)Pagliacci DN as Silvio (alternating with Aristide Baracchi) w. Rosetta Pampanini, Aureliano Pertile, Giovanni Inghillieri; cond. Bellezza.

28 June to 4 July, 1928 (3 perfs) Boris Godunov DN as Lavitsky w. Feodor Chaliapin (Boris), Dino Borgioli (Dimitri), Salvatore Baccaloni (Varlaam), Irene Minghini-Cattaneo (Marina), Margherita Carosio (Fyodor), Luigi Manfrini (Pimen), Angelo Bada (Prince Shuisky), Theresa Ambrose, Aristide Baracchi; cond, Vincenzo Bellezza.

BNOC (LEWISHAM HIPPODROME)
19 September, 1928 Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless with Isabel Rhys-Parker (Cio-cio-San), Heddle Nash (Pinkerton), Gladys Parr (Suzuki), Frederick Davies (Goro); cond. John Barbirolli

LEEDS TRIENNIAL FESTIVAL, Town Hall, Leeds, 3-6 Oct. 1928
3 October, 1928 Sea Drift (Delius) c. Sir Thomas Beecham
5 October, 1928 Job (Parry) DN as Narrator with Elsie Suddaby, Parry Jones, Keith Falkner /Haydn: Spring (The Seasons) DN with Suddaby, Jones, cond. Sir Hugh Allen

BNOC (KING’s THEATRE, EDINBURGH)
27 October, 1928 Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless with Isobel Rhys-Parker (cio-cop-san), Frances Russell (Pinkerton), Gladys Parr (Suzuki), Marjorie Parry, Bernard Ross; cond. John Barbirolli

11 November, 1928 Portman Rooms, Sea Drift recording.

8 December, 1928 Bristol Symphony Orchestra, Colston Hall, Bristol, Messiah (Handel) DN (replacing an indisposed Horace Stevens) with Elsie Suddaby, Gladys Palmer, Arthur Jordan; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

BNOC (LEWISHAM HIPPODROME)
28 February, 1929 Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless with Noel Eadie (Cio-cio-san), Frances Russell (Pinkerton), Constance Willis (Suzuki), Frederick Davies, Philip Bertram; cond. John Barbirolli

22 March, 1929 Birmingham, Verdi Requiem DN with Hida Burke, Constance Willis, Parry Jones

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 22 April -28 June, 1929
25 April, 1929 Der Rosenkavalier DN as Ein Polizekommissar and Feldmarschallin's Haushofmeister) w. Elizabeth Ohms (Feldmarschallin), Richard Mayr (Ochs), Delia Reinhardt (Octavian), Gitta Alpar (Sophie, Viktor Madin (Von Faninal), Odette de Foras )Marianne), Albert Reiss (Valzacchi), Anny Andrassy (Annina); cond. Robert Hager
Ditto - 22 April, 1929 exc Lotte Lehmann (Feldmarschallin), Edouard Habich (Von Faninal.
Ditto - 1, 17 May, 1929 + 1 exc Frida Leider (Marschallin) 

2 May, 1929 Lohengrin DN as the Herald w. Meta Seinemeyer, Maria Olczewska, Erik Enderlein, Wilhelm Fassbinder, Ivar Andrésen; cond. Robert Heger
Ditto +2 exc Lotte Lehmann (Elsa), Fritz Wolff (Lohengrin), Eduard Habich for Fassbinder

16 May, 1929 Die Meistersinger DN as Ulrich w. Friedrich Schorr (Sachs), Alexander Kipnis (Pogner), Meta Seinemeyer (Eva), Fritz Wolff (Walther), Roy Henderson (Kothner), Eduard Habich (Beckmesser), Hans Clemens (David); cond. Bruno Walter.
Ditto - 8 May, 1929 exc Rudolf Bockelman (Sachs), Lotte Lehmann (Eva)
Ditto - 24 May, 1929 + 1 exc Lotte Lehmann (Eva), Heinrich Tessner (Walther), Rudolf Bockelman (Sachs), Viktor Madin (Kothner), Ivar Andrésen (Pogner); cond. Heger

12, 20 June, 1929 + 1 Boris Godunov DN as Lavitsky) w. Feodor Chaliapin (Boris), Francesco Merli (Dimitri), Nadia Kovaceva (Fyodor), Salvatore Baccaloni (Varlaam), Octave Dua (Simpleton), Angelo Bada (Prince Shuisky), Luigi Manfrini (Pimen), Aristide Baracchi (Shchelkalov), Luigi Cilla (Boyar); cond. Albert Coates

18, 26 June, 1929 + 1) Manon Lescaut DN as Commandante w. Margaret Sheridan, (Manon), Aureliano Pertile (Des Grieux), Ernesto Badini (Lescaut), Salvatore Baccaloni (Geronte), Luigi Cilla (Edmondo); cond, Vincenzo Bellezza

25 June, 1929 Judith (Eugene Goossens) (FIRST PERFORMANCE) DN as Achior with Gota Ljungberg (Judith), Walter Widdop (Bagoas), Arthur Fear (Holofernes), Gladys Palmr (Haggith); conducted by the composer
Ditto - 27 June, 1929

THE DELIUS FESTIVAL, Queen’s Hall
12 October, 1929 DN: Sea Drift (Delius) & The Dark Fiddler in A Village Romeo and Juliet with Pauline Maunder and Heddle Nash; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

BBC 11 December, 1929 Omar Khayyam (Bantock) Part I only DN with Olga Haley, Parry Jones; cond. Sir Thomas Beecham

THE LONDON OPERA FESTIVAL, La Scala Theatre on Goodge Street, London
30 December 1929 to 3 January, 1930
Orfeo (Monteverdi) DN as Orpheus with Norman Allin (Charon), Charles D’If (1st shepherd), Frank Sale (2nd shepherd & Pluto), Harold Capel (3rd shepherd), John Kentish (Echo), Marjorie Parry (Nymph), Gwyneth Edwards (Euridice), Winifred Comstok (Prosperina); cond. Jack Westrup.


GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 28 April - 4 July, 1930
27 May & 5 June 1930 Andrea Chénier DN as Dumas) w. Margaret Sheridan, Beniamino Gigli, Giovanni Inghilleri/Mariano Stabile; Cond. Vincenzo Bellezza.

31 May, 20 June, 1930 + 2) Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless (alternating with Arthur Fear) w. Margaret Sheridan/Edith Mason/Maggie Teyte, Angelo Minghetti /Andre Burdino, Tamara Beltacchi; cond. John Barbirolli.

13 June, 1930 La Traviata DN as Dottore Grenville w. Rosa Ponselle, Beniamino Gigli, Giovanni Inghillieri, Tamara Beltacchi, Gladys Palmer, Aristide Baracchi, Michele Sambrini ; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza.
Ditto - 24 June + 1 exc Angelo MInghetti (Alfredo)

OPEN AIR THEATRE AT REGENT’S PARK, London 12-30 September, 1930
The Tempest (Arne-Sullivan-Purcell) (26 performances incl. matinees) DN as a Singing Devil and Neptune with John Drinkwater (Prospero), Robert Atkins (Caliban), Leslie French (Ariel), Margaretta Scott (Miranda), Phyllis Nielson Terry (Singer); Director Sydney W. Carroll.

COVENT GARDEN COMPANY (GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME)
24 November; 4, 6 December, 1930 Die Fledermaus in English DN as Falke with Heddle Nash (Eisenstein), Marjorie Parry ((Rosalinde), Percy Heming (Frank), Gladys Parr (Prince Orlofsky), Parry Jones (Alfred), Frederick Davies (Notary), Nora Gruhn (Adele), William Michael (Frosch); cond. John Barbirolli

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 27 April - 3 July, 1930
9 to 26 June, 1931 (3 perfs) La Traviata DN as Germont with Rosa Ponselle, Dino Borgioli; cond. Tullio Serafin.

ALHAMBRA THEATRE, 17 August 1931 to mid 1932
Waltzes from Vienna (Johann Strauss) DN as Walter Wesseley with Marie Burke (Countess Olga), Robert Halliday (Schani - Johann Strauss Jr,), Evelyn Herbert (Resi), Robert Nainby (Ferdinand Wesseley), C.V. France (Johann Strauss Sr.), Esmond Knight

LEEDS FESTIVAL, 1931 with the London Symphony
8 October, 1931 Belshazzar’s Feast (Walton) DN; cond. Sargent
9 October, 1931 B Minor Mass (Bach) with DN; cond. Sargent

BBC STUDIO BROADCAST, BBC Orchestra, 20 May, 1932
A Village Romeo and Juliet (Delius) DN as Manz/Dark Fiddler/1st Bargee with Dora Labbette (Vreli), Jan van der Gucht (Sali), Arthur Cranmer (Marti), con Sir Thomas Beecham.

GRAND OPERA SEASON AT COVENT GARDEN, 1 May - 9 June, 1933
1, 4, 9 May, 1933 Der Rosenkavalier DN as Police Commissioner) w. Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Alexander Kipnis (Baron Ochs), Eva Hadrabová (Octavian), Adele Kern (Sophie), Heddle Nash (Italian Singer), Eduard Habich (von Faninal), Hans Fleischer (Valzacchi), Gladys Parr (Annina), Odette de Foras (Marianne); cond. Sir Thomas Beecham. (9 May Act I broadcast regionally)

7 June, 1933 Aida DN as Amonasro w. Eva Turner, Francesco Battaglia, Armando Borgioli, Muriel Brunskill, Fernando Autori (Ramfis), Samuel Worthington (The
King); cond. John Barbirolli.

CENTER THEATRE, New York, 22 September, 1934
The Great Waltz with DN & Marie Burke  


ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, PHILADELPHIA, 15, 16, 19 March, 1935
With the Philadelphia Orchestra Le Nozze di Figaro (Sung in English), DN as Figaro with Maria Kurenko (Countess), Julius Huehn (Almaviva), Josephine Antoine (Susanna); cond. Fritz Reiner.

March - May, 1936 DN at The Old Vic and Sadlers Wells, London  
BBC TV 13 November, 1936 Pickwick ((Albert Coates) 33 mins DN as Sam Weller with William Parsons as Pickwick

BRITISH MUSIC DRAMA SEASON, Covent Garden, 18 Nov - 8 Dec. 1936
19 to 26 November, 1936 (3 perfs) Madama Butterfly DN as Sharpless (alternating with Stanley Pope) w. Helena Dysart/Elena Daniels, Henry Wendon, Enid Cruikshank /Sarah Fischer; cond. Arthur Hammond

20 to 30 November, 1936 (4 perfs) Pickwick (Albert Coates) DN as Sam Weller with Henry Wendon (Jingle), Norman Walker ((Tony Weller), William Parsons (Pickwick), Vera de Villiers (Mrs Bardell), Russell Worthington (Wardle), Stanley Pope (Snodgrass); conducted by the composer.

24 November to 1 December, 1936 (3 perfs)I Pagliacci DN as Tonio (alternating with William Parsons) with Janet Hamilton-Smith/Angela Parcelles, Frank Sale, Stanley Pope; cond. Albert Coates

WINTER SEASON (BEECHAM), Covent Garden, 26 Dec. 1936 - 23 Jan. 1937
30 December, 1936 Hansel and Gretel DN as Peter w. Maggie Teyte (Hansel), Irene Eisinger (Gretel), Edith Coates (Gertrud), Constance Willis (Witch); cond. Lawrence Collingwood.
Ditto - 1, 6, 19 Jan. 1937 + 1 exc Nora Gruhn (Gretel), Edith Furmedge ((Gertrud); cond. Albert Coates.

4, 7, 12 January, 1937 Manon Lescaut DN as Lescaut w. Augusta Oltrabella (Manon), Piero Menescaldi (Des Grieux), Erik Workman (Geronte), Ben Williams (Edmondo), Octave Dua ((Lamplighter),Diane Van Dommelen (Musician), Frank Sale (Dancing master); cond. Constant Lambert.

6, 8, 13, 18, 22 January, 1937 Die Fledermaus DN as Dr. Falke w. Margaret Carlisle (Rosalinde), Heddle Nash (Eisenstein), Henry Wendon (Alfred), Gladys Parr (Orlofsky), Percy Heming (Frank), Irene Eisinger (Adele); cond. Stanford Robinson.

BBC-TV 10 April, 1937 Thomas and Sally (Thomas Arne)33 minutes DN as The Squire with Colin Cunningham, Joan Collier, Vivienne Chatterton (Dorcas).

BBC 17 March 1937, Queen’s Hall, Doktor Faust (Busoni) (In Englsh) DN as Faust with Parry Jones (Mephistopheles), May Blyth (Duchess of Parma); cond. Sir Adrian Boult with BBC Symphony Orchestra.

“BRITISH ARTISTES” Series at Hyde Park Hotel, London
18 April 1937 Maria Egiziaca (Ottorino Respighi) DN as The Pilgrim & Zosimo, the Holy Hermit) with Laila Finneberg (Maria), Florence Austral (Older Maria), Eric Starling (Sailor/Leper), Mildred Watson (Beggar/Onlooker); c. Boyd Neel with Boyd Neel Orchestra. First performance in England.

GRAND OPERA SEASON (BEECHAM) AT COVENT GARDEN, 19 April- 30 June, 1937
29 May 1937 Carmen DN as Escamillo w. Renee Gilly (Carmen), Janine Micheau (Micaëla), André Burdino (Don José), Dinh Gilly; cond. Robert Ainsworth.
Ditto - + 2 exc DN/Georges Doubrowsky, Eidé Norena/Micheau, Georges Thill /Martinelli; cond. Thomas Beecham.

7, 20 May, 1937 + 3 Aida DN as Amonasro (alternating with Cesare Formichi/ Lawrence Tibbett) w. Giovanni Martinelli, Gina Cigna/Eva Turner, Ebe Stignani /Rose Bampton, Umberto Di Lelio (Ramfis), Giulio Tomei (the King); cond. Francesco Salfi.

14 May, 3 June 1937 Tosca DN as Angelotti w. Gina Cigna, Giovanni Martinelli, Lawrence Tibbett, Aristide Baracchi (Sacristan & Sciarrone); cond. John Barbirolli.
Ditto - 3 June exc Maria Caniglia (Tosca), Gustavo Gallo (Cavaradossi)

BBC-TV 1 June, 1937 Polly (Gay) 50 minutes DN as Morano with Joan Collier (Polly), Elsie French (Mrs. Diver), Charlotte Leigh (Mrs. Trapes)

Covent Garden (continued)
9, 13, 15, 23 June 1937 Prince Igor DN as Prince Igor with André Burdino, Sinaide Lissitschkina/Elena Karnicka (Princess Yaroslavna), Angelica Cravcenco (Konchakovna), Georges Doubrowsky (Prince Galitsky), Lucien Bernasconi (Khan Konchak); cond. Eugene Goossens.

BBC 11 June, 1937 La Traviata Act III DN as Germont with Noel Eadie, Parry Jones

Covent Garden (continued)
24, 28 June 1937 Don Juan de Manara (Eugene Goossens) DN as Don José w. Lawrence Tibbett (Don Juan), Stella Andreva (Marta), Harold Williams (Don Pedro), Marie Burke (Donna Paquita) Monica Warner (Donna Victoria) Mae Craven ((Donna Carolina) Elsa Stenning (Donna Juana), Margaret Carlisle (Donna Inez), Frank Sale (Don Luis), Norman Allin (Dom Mortès), Gladys Ripley (Catalina); conducted by the composer.

LEEDS TRIENNIAL FESTIVAL, Town Hall, Leeds, 5-9 Oct. 1937
5 October, 1937 EVG Tone Poem, The Origin of Fire (Sibelius) DN with Male Voice Choir; cond. Malcolm Sargent with London Symphony Orchestra

6 October, 1937 AM Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini) DN with Ina Souez, Astra Desmond, Heddle Nash; cond. Sargent

THE IMPERIAL LEAGUE OF OPERA AT COVENT GARDEN  
29 November, 10 December, 1937, La Bohème DN as Marcello w. Lisa Perli, Heddle Nash, Robert Easton, Ruth Naylor, Robert Alva, Octave Dua, Percy Harris; cond, Robert Ainsworth.

30 November, 1937 Hansel und Gretel DN as Peter w. Olive Dyer, Maggie Teyte, Constance Willis, Edith Furmedge, Anne Breton, Audrey Langford; cond. Aylmer Buesst.

7 December, 1937 Barber of Seville DN as Figaro w Percy Heming (Bartolo), Ben Williams (Count), Ruth Naylor (Rosina), Richard Watson (Basilio), Robert Alva, Constance Willis, Morgan Davies; cond. Robert Ainsworth.
11 December, 1937 exc Noel Eadie (Rosina)

9 December 1937 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto with Ben Williams (Duke), Noel Eadie (Gilda), Norman Allin (Sparafucile), Edith Furmedge (Maddalena), Booth Hitchin (Monterone), Basil Hemming (Marullo0; cond. Aylmr Buesst.

BBC-TV 12 February & 1 March, 1938 Arlecchino (Busoni) DN as The Abbott with Irene Eisinger (Colombina), Robert Helpmann (Arlecchino), William Parsons (Ser Matteo), Jan van der Gucht(Leandro), Roderick Lloyd (the Doctor)

28 May to 4 June 1938 Marriage of Figaro - Dennis sang Figaro in open air concert performances.

BBC 5 October, 1938 Pagliacci DN as Tonio with Hella Toros, Frank Sale, John Fullard

ENGLISH OPERA SOCIETY AT COVENT GARDEN, 10-29 October, 1938
10, 15 October 1938 Faust DN as Valentine with Harold Williams (Méphistophélès), Lisa Perli (Marguerite), Heddle Nash (young Faust), Frank Sale (old Faust), Oscar Natzke (Wagner), Mae Craven (Siebel), Vera de Villieres (Marthe); cond. Stanford Robinson.

13 to 24 October, 1938 + 1 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto (alternating w. Arthur Fear) with Luella Paikin, Heddle Nash, Constance Willis, Norman Allin, Florence Parry, Booth Hitchin; cond. Sydney Beer.

14, 19, 26 October, 1938 Pagliacci DN as Tonio (alternating with Arthur Fear) with Ruth Naylor/Helen Toros, Walter Widdop/Frank Sale, Morgan Davies

20, 28 October, 1938 The Serf (George Lloyd) DN as Sweyne with Ruth Naylor (Sigrid), Edith Furmedge (Githa), Henry Wendon (Cerdie), Oscar Natzke (De Fulke), Richard Watson (the Priest), John Fullard (Squire); cond. Albert Coates

25, 29 October 1938 Die Fledermaus DN as Falke w. Hella Toros (Rosalinde), Ruth Naylor(Adele), Ben Williams (Eisenstein), Frank Sale (Alfred), Gladys Parr (Orlofsky), Arnold Matters (Frank); cond, Richard Ainsworth.

IMPERIAL LEAGUE OF OPERA & CG ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY AT THE EMPIRE THEATE, LIVERPOOL
2 November, 1938 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/I Pagliacci DN as Tonio with Ruth Naylor, Walter Widdop, Morgan Davies, John Fullard

4, 8 November, 1938 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto with Luella Paikin, Constance Willis, Florence Parry, Heddle Nash, Norman Allin, Booth Hitchin; cond. Ainsworth

5, 9 November, 1938 Die Fledermaus DN as Falke w. Hella Toros, Ruth Naylor, Gladys Parr, Henry Wendon, Percy Heming, Frank Sale, Morgan Davies, Grahame Clifford; cond. Ainsworth

10 November, 1938 The Serf DN as Sweyne with Ruth Naylor, Edith furmedge, Henry Wendon, John Fullard, Arthur Fear, Richard Watson, Oscar Natzke; cond. Stanford Robinson.

BBC 17 February, 1939 Manon (Massenet) Acts 1-4 DN as Lescaut with Maggie Teyte, Heddle Nash, Roy Henderson, Norman Walker; cond. Stanford Robinson.  
BBC Queen’s Hall 5 March, 1939 Mathis Der Maler (Concert version) DN as Mathis. British Première.   


THE CARL ROSA OPERA COMPANY (KING’S THEATRE, EDINBURGH)
14 April 1939 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto with Luella Paikin (Gilda), Olga Haley (Maddalena), Ivor John (Duke), Howell Glynne (Sparafucile), Philip Bertram (Monterone); cond. Charles Webber.

THE CARL ROSA OPERA (GLASGOW)
15 April, 1939 Barber of Seville DN as Figaro

THE CARL ROSA OPERA (PRINCE’S THEATRE, BRISTOL)
?? Barber of Seville DN as Figaro with Phyllis Brooks (Rosina), Kingsley Lark (Bartolo), Howell Glynne (Basilio), Ivor John (Almaviva)

First Concert to be performed for British Forces in France, Nov. 1939 DN with Sir Seymour Hicks, Gracie Fields

STREATHAM HILL THEATRE, London
10-17 June, 1940 Chu Chin Chou (Frederic Norton)(9 perfs) DN as Nur-Al-Huda Ali w. Marjorie Browne (Marjanah), Jerry Verno (Ali Baba), Tom Kinniburgh (Abdullah), Kay Bourne (Alcolom), Lyn Harding (Abu Hassan), Rosalind Fuller (Zahrat Al-Kalub)
Ditto -Palace Theatre, 3 July - 10 Sept., 1940 (87 perfs)

THE ROYAL CARL ROSA OPERA AT THE WINTER GARDEN THEATRE, 26 January to 26 February 1943
4 February, 1943 Barber of Seville DN as Figaro with Joan Collier, Heddle Nash, Norman Allin, KIngsley Lark

9 February 1943 La Traviata DN as Germont w. Joan Hammond, John Torney; cond. Walter Susskind

WINTER GARDEN THEATRE, 22 April to 10 July, 1943 (94 perfs)
The Vagabond King (Rudolf Friml) DN as Francois Villon (alternating with Webster Booth with Anne Ziegler, Tessa Deane (Huguette), Syd Walker, Henry Boynton (Louis XI)

PICCADILLY THEATRE 18 August to 23 October, 1943 (84 perfs)
Sunny River (Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg) DN as Jean Gervais with Evelyn Laye, Edith Day, Don Avery, George Gower, Marion Wilson, Ena Burrill, Bernard Ansell

CAMBRIDGE THEATRE 25 May to 24 June, 1944 (39 perfs)
A Night in Venice (J. Strauss arr. Erich Korngold) DN as Carmello) with Daria Bayan (Annina), Henry Wendon.

April, 1945 The Dream of Gerontius recording in Huddersfield Town Hall,
DN as The Priest with Heddle Nash, Gladys Ripley, Norman Walker; cond. Malcolm Sargent.

PRINCES THEATRE, 6 Sept. 1935 - 20 Sept. 1946 (367 perfs)
Merrie England (Basil Hood & Sir Edward German) DN as Earl of Essex with Heddle Nash (Sir Walter Raleigh), Linda Gray (Queen Elizabeth).

17 March 1946 Victory Concert in Berlin with Ivor Novello, Leslie Henson, Peter Sinclair Broadcast throughout Germany



PRINCES THEATRE
7 May, 1946 1066 and All That (Reginald Arkell & Alfred Reynolds) DN with Michael Redgrave, Ivor Novello, Robert Morley, Will Hay and Googie Withers.

COVENT GARDEN OPERA COMPANY 6 January - 5 July, 1947
15 January, 1947 Carmen DN as Escamillo with Edith Coates, Kenneth Neate, Audrey Bowman, David Franklin, Muriel Rae, Constance Shacklock, Grahame Clifford;
cond. Karl Rankl.
Ditto - 20 perfs exc Coates/Constance Shacklock, DN/Jess Walters/Bruce Dargavell), Rae/B. Turner; conds Rankl/Goodall.

30 January, 1947 Manon DN as Lescaut with Virginia McWatters, Heddle Nash, Jess Walters; cond. Reginald Goodall.
Ditto - 11 perfs DN/George Hancock, Nash/Edgar Evans, cond. Goodall/Karl Rankl.

DUBLIN OPERA SOCIETY, Olympia Theatre,
5 October 1948 The Barber of Seville DN as Figaro with Heddle Nash (Almaviva), Minnie Bower (Rosina), Jack Harte (Bartolo), Maelgwyn Williams (Basilio); cond. D. Michael Brierly.

24 October, 1949 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto w. Elena Daniei(Gilda), Lester Ferguson (Duke), Jack Harte (Sparafucile), Jenny O’Toole (Maddalena), cond. D. Michael Brierly.

BBC December, 1949 Falstaff DN as Falstaff with Mary Jarred (Quickly), Laila Finneberg ((Mistress Ford), Stanley Pope (Ford), Flora Nielsen ((Meg Page), Beryl Hart (Nannetta), Gwent Lewis (Fenton); cond. Stanford Robinson.

BBC, December, 1949 Simon Boccanegra DN as Boccanegra with Joyce Garside, (Amelia), cond. Stanford Robinson.

NOTTINGHAM 18 March, 1950 Tales of Hoffmann Concert performance DN as Lindorf, Hermann, Nicklause, Dr. Miracle, Dapertutto, Coppelius with Elena Danieli (Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia), Henry Wendon (Hoffmann, Nathaniël).

DUBLIN OPERA SOCIETY 25 October, 1950 Simon Boccanegra DN as Boccanegra with Marion Lowe (Amelia), Rowland Jones (Gabriele), Maelgwyn Williams (Fiesco); cond. D. Michael Brierly

1950(?) The Barber of Seville DN as Figaro with Marion Studholme (Rosina), Gerald Davies (Count), Jack Harte (Bartolo), Martin Lawrence (Basilio); cond. Lieut. F. O’Callaghan.

BBC c. 1950 Iphigenie in Tauride (Gluck) DN as Thoas with Suzanne Danco (Iphegenie), Peter Pears (Pylades), Bernard Demigny (Oreste); cond. Roger Desormière.

THE LONDON OPERA CLUB (Fortune Theatre)
5 & 6 May, 1950 [Prima Donna (Benjamin)]/Susanna’s Secret (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari) DN as Count Gil with Lorely Dyer; cond. Stanford Robinson.

BBC 30 February, 1952 Armide (Gluck) DN as Ubaldo with Margaret Field-Hyde (Lucinda), Genevieve Moisin (Armide), Richard Lewis (Renaud), Hugues Cuenod ((Danish Knight), Ian Wallace, Marion Studholme; cond. Edward Appia.

CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Westminster Abbey, London, 2 June, 1953
DN sings Belshazzar’s Feast by Walton.
LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL, 4 November, 1953
Elijah (Mendelsohn) DN as Elijah with Ena Mitchell, Marjorie Tomas, David Galliver, John Palmer and Leslie Woodgate conducting the Philharmonic Choir with George Thalben-Ball at the organ in lieu of orchestra

Christmas 1953 Aladdin, Connaught Theatre, Worthing DN as Mi-Ti-Hi (Emperor of China) with Hazel Bainbridge (an Oracle), Constance Wake (the Fairy of the (Ring), Dennis Martin (Prince Pekoe), Anne Bishop (So-Shi), Frederick Jaeger (Aladdin), Douglas Rust (Mandarin); cond. Jack Williams  
NEW OPERA SOCIETY, CORK, 25 May, 1954 Carmen as Escamillo with Marina de Gabarain (Carmen), Thorsteinn Hannesson (Don José), Monica MacNamee (Micaëla); cond. Sraney Bowyer.

BBC 5, 8 May, 1955 Dalibor (Smetana) DN as Vladislav with Joan Hammond (Mikada), Suzanne Danco (Jitka), Richard Lewis (Dalibor), Alexander Young (Vizek), Stanley Clarkson (Benes), Ian Blair; cond. Vilem Tausky.

COVENT GARDEN OPERA COMPANY, 25 Oct/54-26 Feb/55 and 18 April to 24 July/55
18 Feb, 1 July, 1955 +4 Manon DN as Lescaut (alternating with Geraint Evans) with Adele Leigh, John Lanigan, Otakar Kraus; cond. Reginald Goodall.

Sadlers Wells Opera 21 September, 1955 to 21 April, 1956 Rigoletto DN as Rigoletto (alternating with Frederic Sharp) with Marjorie Shires, Robert Thomas, Anna Pollak, David Ward, Harold Blackburn, Peter Glossop; cond. Leo Quayle

Palace Theatre
21 and 24 March, 1956 (5 perfs) Trevallion (Roy Phillips) (spo Farmer Haycorn) with Janet Hamilton-Smith, Edmund Donlevy, Richard Gooden, Martin Lawrence

Royal Albert Hall, London HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS 
BBC 63rd Season 31 July, 1957 Belshazzar’s Feast (Walton) DN as soloist, also "Sing ye to the Lord" (Bach)

Kingston-upon Hull Opera Society
25 March, 1958 Aida (Concert version) DN as Amonasro with Victoria Elliott (Aida), Walter Midgley (Radames), Gladys Osborne (Amneris), Harold Christian (King); cond. Robert Marchant.

Royal Albert Hall, London HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS, BBC 64th Season 28 July, 1958 Belshazzar’s Feast (Walton) w. DN as soloist

BBC 23 March, 1959 Alcina (Handel) DN with Heather Harper, Josephine Veasey, Marion Studholme, Margreta Elkins, Prentis; cond. Charles Farncombe

BBC 6 June, 1959 Don Juan de Manara DN as Don José with Bruce Boyce, Norman Lumsden, Howell Glynne (?), Helen Watts, Jan van der Gucht, Marion Lowe, Robert Thomas, Marie Collier, Norman Walker, Andrew MacPherson, Monica Sinclair, Andrew Gold; cond. The Composer

 


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