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Born Galway 1852.

Died Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18 April 1903.

Irish baritone.

Leslie Crotty spent several seasons touring with Carl Rosa. 

After the founder's death in 1889, he and his wife, the star soprano Georgina Burns, set up their own company which toured for a couple of seasons with a lavish production of Rossini's Cinderella. This was conducted, initially, by young Henry Wood, whose parents were friends of the Crottys.   

Unfortunately, their ambitious enterprise collapsed after two seasons. The couple separated and both singers were unable to recover from their difficulties.

Roles in Scotland

Lothario a wandering minstrel
Mignon 1879
Mignon 1880
Mignon 1881
Mignon 1885
Mignon 1886
Mignon 1887
Count Arnheim Governor of Pressburg
Bohemian Girl 1879
Bohemian Girl 1880
Bohemian Girl 1882
Bohemian Girl 1885
Bohemian Girl 1886
Bohemian Girl 1889
Bohemian Girl 1893
Musavaigne a musician
Piccolino 1879
Hortensio a suitor to Bianca
Taming of the Shrew 1880
Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon
Trovatore 1880
Trovatore 1882
Trovatore 1887
Trovatore 1890
Trovatore 1891
Heerufer Royal Herald
Lohengrin 1881
Don José de Santarem
Maritana 1881
Maritana 1887
Maritana 1891
Michel Tambour-Major of the 20th Regiment of the Line
Cadi 1881
Don Rodrigo
Promessi Sposi 1881
Rigoletto a jester
Rigoletto 1882
Valentin Marguerite's brother
Faust 1882
Faust 1888
Faust 1890
Faust 1891
Quasimodo a hunchback
Esmeralda 1883
Esmeralda 1886
Ivan younger son of the Princess
Nadeshda 1885
Escamillo a toreador
Carmen 1885
Carmen 1886
Carmen 1887
Carmen 1889
Carmen 1891
Figaro the Count's valet
Nozze di Figaro 1886
Nozze di Figaro 1888
Nozze di Figaro 1891
Don Sallust de Bazan banished Prime Minister, in love with the Queen
Ruy Blas 1886
Rhineberg the River King
Lurline 1889
Clifford a young Cavalier, in love with Mary Wolfe
Puritan's Daughter 1889
Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father
Traviata 1890
Richard, Coeur de Lion King of England
Talisman 1891
Comte de Nevers a Catholic nobleman
Huguenots 1891
Alfio the village carter
Cavalleria Rusticana 1892
Dandini the Prince's valet
Cenerentola 1892
Cenerentola 1893
Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda
Aïda 1892
Cenerentola 1892
Cenerentola 1893

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