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Quinlan Opera Company

The Quinlan Opera Company was established by Thomas Quinlan.  It gave its first performance in Liverpool on 2 October 1911.  The organisation toured through Great Britain and parts of the Empire.

In 1912 the company visited South Africa amd Australia.   In 1913, during its British season, it performed Ring cycles in Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Dublin.  A second 'world tour' in 1913/14 took in South  Africa,  Australia and Canada.

The company's personnel were largely absorbed into Sir Thomas Beecham's company and then into BNOC.

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