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Born Bordeaux, 28 January 1867.

Died London, 31 July 1958.

English conductor.

Eugene Goossens had a long and distinguished conducting career.  He began by succeeding Henry Wood as conductor of first the Burns-Crotty and then the Arthur Rousbey companies.  He succeeded his father at the Carl Rosa company and also conducted with Moody-Manners.  In 1915 he joined Beecham's organization, and then BNOC, before moving to Covent Garden in 1929..

In 1927 two early complete opera recordings, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, were made by the Columbia company using BNOC forces.  Goossens conducted Pagliacci.  His cast included Miriam Licette (Nedda); Frank Mullings (Canio); Harold Williams (Tonio);  Heddle Nash (Beppe) and Dennis Noble (Silvio).

Roles in Scotland

Conductor
Cenerentola 1893
Bohemian Girl 1893
Tannhäuser 1899
Lohengrin 1899
Tannhäuser 1905
Cavalleria Rusticana 1905
Pagliacci 1905
Tristan and Isolde 1905
Don Giovanni 1905
Lohengrin 1906
Tannhauser 1906
Trovatore 1906
Don Giovanni 1906
Tannhäuser 1907
Lohengrin 1907
Don Giovanni 1907
Pagliacci 1907
Faust 1907
Cavalleria Rusticana 1907
Trovatore 1907
Don Giovanni 1908
Bohemian Girl 1908
Cavalleria Rusticana 1908
Pagliacci 1908
Otello 1908
Lohengrin 1908
Faust 1909
Esmeralda 1909
Lohengrin 1909
Maritana 1909
Rigoletto 1909
Tannhäuser 1909
Cavalleria Rusticana 1909
Pagliacci 1909
Faust 1910
Tannhäuser 1910
Lohengrin 1910
Don Giovanni 1910
Pagliacci 1910
Pagliacci 1911
Queen of Sheba 1911
Lily of Killarney 1911
Lohengrin 1911
Tannhäuser 1911
Trovatore 1911
Faust 1911
Cavalleria Rusticana 1911
Trovatore 1912
Queen of Sheba 1912
Mefistofele 1912
Tannhäuser 1912
Faust 1912
Cavalleria Rusticana 1912
Lily of Killarney 1912
Pagliacci 1912
Lohengrin 1912
Lohengrin 1913
Don Giovanni 1913
Jewels of the Madonna 1913
Lily of Killarney 1913
Tannhäuser 1913
Queen of Sheba 1913
Trovatore 1913
Mefistofele 1913
Cavalleria Rusticana 1913
Bohemian Girl 1913
Pagliacci 1913
Jewels of the Madonna 1914
Lohengrin 1914
Faust 1914
Maritana 1914
Trovatore 1914
Aida 1914
Mignon 1914
Jewels of the Madonna 1915
Bohemian Girl 1915
Don Giovanni 1915
Carmen 1915
Tannhäuser 1915
Faust 1915
Aïda 1915
Tannhäuser 1916
Carmen 1920
Mastersingers of Nuremberg 1920
Beggar's Opera 1922
Tales of Hoffmann 1926
Tristan und Isolde 1926
Rigoletto 1926
Nozze di Figaro 1926
Faust 1926
Tannhäuser 1926
Manon 1927
Samson and Delilah 1927
Gianni Schicchi 1927
Nozze di Figaro 1927
Carmen 1927
Pagliacci 1927
Aïda 1927
Lohengrin 1928
Manon 1928
Carmen 1928
Lohengrin 1929
Madam Butterfly 1929
Faust 1929

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