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Born Dublin, 28 July 1852.

Died Stoke Poges, 17 April 1913.

Irish tenor.

Barton M'Guckin was a successful and highly versatile lyric tenor who studied initially in Armagh and Dublin before going to Milan. His concert career began in 1874 and he made his operatic debut with Carl Rosa at Birmingham, staying with the company from 1878 to 1887. He had a further stint with the company from 1889 to 1896. Between those two periods he toured in the USA. With Carl Rosa he sang a wide range of roles culminating with Otello (1892). He was Des Grieux in the first British performance of Manon (Liverpool 1885). Major roles created in new British operas included Phoebus in Esmeralda (Thomas 1883), Orso in Colomba (Mackenzie 1883) and Voldemar in Nadeshda (Thomas 1885). 

Roles in Scotland

Wilhelm Meister a student
Mignon 1881
Mignon 1889
Mignon 1895
Mignon 1896
Renzo betrothed to Lucia
Promessi Sposi 1881
Faust a learned doctor
Faust 1882
Faust 1893
Faust 1895
Erik a huntsman
Fliegende Holländer 1882
Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay
Trovatore 1882
Trovatore 1886
Trovatore 1890
Trovatore 1892
Trovatore 1893
Trovatore 1895
Orso Della Robbia a Corsican officer in the French army
Colomba 1883
Phoebus de Chateaupers a Captain of Archers
Esmeralda 1883
Esmeralda 1886
Esmeralda 1894
Florestan a Spanish nobleman
Fidelio 1883
Faust a learned doctor
Mefistofele 1884
Chevalier des Grieux
Manon 1885
Voldemar elder son of the Princess
Nadeshda 1885
Nadeshda 1886
Thaddeus a proscribed Pole
Bohemian Girl 1885
Bohemian Girl 1886
Bohemian Girl 1889
Bohemian Girl 1893
Bohemian Girl 1894
Sylvain Jerome's apprentice
Fadette 1886
Don José a corporal of dragoons
Carmen 1886
Carmen 1889
Carmen 1890
Carmen 1892
Carmen 1893
Carmen 1894
Carmen 1895
Count Rudolph a young nobleman
Lurline 1889
Roméo a Montague
Romeo and Juliet 1890
Otello a Moorish general, Venetian Governor of Cyprus
Otello 1892
Turiddu a young soldier
Cavalleria Rusticana 1892
Cavalleria Rusticana 1893
Cavalleria Rusticana 1894
Don Caesar de Bazan
Maritana 1892
Maritana 1895
Haroun a prince
Djamileh 1892
Canio leader of the players
Pagliacci 1893
Pagliacci 1895
Pagliacci 1896
Fra Diavolo a bandit chief
Fra Diavolo 1893
Fra Diavolo 1894
Damnation de Faust 1894
Cola Rienzi Roman Tribune and Papal Notary
Rienzi 1894
George Staunton alias Robertson, lover of Effie Deans
Jeanie Deans 1895
Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger
Tannhäuser 1895
Wilfred, Knight of Ivanhoe son of Cedric, disguised as a Palmer
Ivanhoe 1895
Lohengrin a knight
Lohengrin 1895
Stage Director
Lohengrin 1898

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