Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 19, 2015

Frank Titterton (Tenor) (Handsworth 31 December 1893 – London 24 November 1956)

First he became an actor and belonged to the Pilgrim Players under Sir Barry Jackson. Then he appeared at Birmingham in operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. He studied singing under Baraldi and Charles Victor. Titterton's career was mainly in the concert hall. Like many British singers of his era he spent much time touring the United Kingdom, appearing in popular oratorios, rather than performing in operas or giving lieder recitals. Along with fellow-tenors Heddle Nash, Walter Widdop and Parry Jones, Titterton was chosen as one of the sixteen soloists for the first performance, and subsequent recording, of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music in 1938.


Vocalion, London 1922-03?
Lily of Killarney (Benedict): The moon hath raised with McEachern D-02053 02680

Decca, London 1929-09-24
Tosca (Puccini): When the stars were brightly shining  F1653 MB484-2AXX
Tosca (Puccini): Strange harmony  F1653 MB483-2AXX

Decca, London 1930
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana F1739 MB1181-1A
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): On with the motley F1739 MB1180-2A
Come into the garden Maud (Balfe) F2231 GB2075-2A

Decca, London 1931-07?
Jephta (Händel): Deeper and deeper still K616 GA2914-2DJ
Jephta (Händel): Waft her angels K616 GA2915-2DJ

HMV, London 1943-07-01
The dear little Rose of Old England (Michael) (pf: Michael) BD1051 0EA10018

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