Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 22, 2015

Ben Davies (Tenor) (Pontardawe, Swansea 6 January 1858 – Bath, Bristol 28 March 1943)

He was a pupil of Alberto Randegger in London. In 1879 he gave in Dublin the first concert. He made his debut in 1881 as a member of Carl Rosa Opera Company at Birmingham in ‘’The Bohemian Girl’’ of Balfe.

Chronology of some appearances

1881-1887 England Carl Rosa Opera Company
1884 London Drury Lane Theatre ‘’The Canterbury Pilgrims’’
1891 London Royal English Opera House ‘’Ivanhoe’’
1893 London Covent Garden ‘’Signa’’
1893 North American tour
1894 Prague Concert
1897 Germany Concert
1897 Amsterdam Concert
1898 Cincinnati Concert


G&T, London 1901-11
I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay) 2-2501 1121b

G&T, London 1902-11-11
To Mary (White) 2-2778 2720b 

G&T, London 1903-03
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora 02004 36c

Pathé cylinders & discs, London 1903/1904
To Mary (White) 60001
Paulus (Mendelssohn): Be thou faithful unto death 60029
Sally in our alley (Carey) 60013

Columbia, London 1917
Drink to me only with thine eyes (words: Ben Jonson) 7351 75947
I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay) 7351 75956

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