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Forgotten Opera Singers
Sep 4, 2016
May Blyth (Soprano) (Edmonton, London, England 12 Feb 1899 – ? 1985)
Till 1921 she studied at the Royal Academy of
Music in London. In 1922 she became a member of the English National Opera
Company. In the 1925-26 season she also appeared at the Covent Garden in London.
From 1930 to 1932 she was a member of the Sadler's Wells Opera in London. In
1937 she sang in a concert performance of F. Buson’s opera ‘’Doctor Faust’’ at
the Queen's Hall in London. Since 1926 she was married the Australian conductor
Aylmer Buesst (1883-1970), who was one of the founders of the English National
Opera. Since 1934 she taught singing at the Royal Academy of Music London. Her
recordings are extremely rare.
Chronology of some appearances
1922 London English
National Opera Company
1925-1926 London Covent
1930-1932 London Sadler's
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Decca, London Aida (Verdi): Sì, fuggiam da queste mura...Di Napata le gole! with Henry Wendon and Richard Watson K533 MA1541-1A Aida (Verdi): Fuggiam Gli Ardori Inospiti with Henry Wendon and Richard WatsonK533 MA1540-1A