Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 30, 2015

Maurice d'Oisly (Tenor) (1882 - London, England 1949)

He studied piano and singing at London's Royal Academy of Music. In 1909 at Covent Garden he was singing Froh, David, De Cossé (''Gli Ugonotti''), and the Philistine Messenger. In 1910 Thomas Beecham offer him parts in ''Elektra'' and ''L'Enfant Prodigue''. A versatile performer, he was also performed in ''Tristan und Isolde'' and ''Ivanhoe'', singing operas in English, German, and French in fast order. In 1919 he married soprano Rosina Buckman, both of whom performed with Beecham's Opera Company.

Chronology of some appearances

1909-1910 London Covent Garden


Columbia, London 1915?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Fairest daughter of the graces with Buckman, Clegg & Austin L1025 6674
Faust (Gounod): Prison scene with Buckman & Ranalow L1025 6683

Columbia, London 1916?
Traviata (Verdi): Far from the busy throng with Rosina Buckman L1400 6936
Bohème (Puccini): Lovely Maid in the moonlight with Rosina Buckman L1076 6927
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Cherry duet with Rosina Buckman L1400 6982

HMV, London 1924
Complete Madama Butterfly (Puccini): with Rosina Buckman as Cio-Cio-San

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