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Eda Anita Bennie (Mrs W E Reynolds).

Born Melbourne, c1889.

Died Melbourne, 1 November 1932.

Australian soprano.

Eda Bennie's career in Britain can be traced from small solo roles with Moody-Manners before the First World War.

In the twenties, Bennie sang leading lyric roles with both Carl Rosa and BNOC,  before returning to Australia.

Roles in Scotland

Shepherd boy
Tannhäuser 1911
Susanna the Countess's maid
Nozze di Figaro 1920
Pro Patria 1920
Faust 1920
Faust 1921
Faust 1926
Faust 1926
Nedda Canio's wife
Pagliacci 1920
Pagliacci 1925
Mimì a seamstress
Bohème 1920
Antonia Crespel's daughter
Tales of Hoffmann 1920
Tales of Hoffmann 1921
Olympia a doll
Tales of Hoffmann 1920
Tales of Hoffmann 1921
Tales of Hoffmann 1926
Angelus 1921
First Lady in attendance on the Queen
Zauberflöte 1922
Zauberflöte 1923
Zauberflöte 1925
Magdalena Malaveda's daughter, in love with Lionardo
Goldsmith of Toledo 1922
Louise 1922
Kate Pinkerton
Madam Butterfly 1923
Madam Butterfly 1926
Savitri wife of Satyavan
Savitri 1923
Gertrude mother of Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel 1923
Hansel and Gretel 1926
Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend
Carmen 1924
Carmen 1925
Carmen 1926
Carmen 1927
Pamina daughter of the Queen of Night
Zauberflöte 1924
Zauberflöte 1927
Alkestis 1924
Antonia's mother a spirit voice
Tales of Hoffmann 1924
Voice of the Cockerel
Golden Cockerel 1925
Nella Gherardo's wife, aged thirty-four
Gianni Schicchi 1925
Gianni Schicchi 1926
Gianni Schicchi 1927
Musetta a grisette
Bohème 1925
Bohème 1926
Desdemona Otello's wife
Otello 1925
Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon
Trovatore 1926
Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly
Madam Butterfly 1926
Madam Butterfly 1927
Santuzza a village girl
Cavalleria Rusticana 1926
Arline Arnheim's daughter
Bohemian Girl 1926
First Flower Maiden
Parsifal 1926
Gilda Rigoletto's daughter
Rigoletto 1926
Helmwige a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 1927
Gutrune a Gibichung, Gunther's sister
Götterdämmerung 1927

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