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John Powell Edwards.

Born Rhos,  Wrexham, Denbighshire, 23 December 1882.

Died Rhos,  6 October 1957.

Welsh baritone.

Powell Edwards was a well known performer of Welsh folk songs, and a highly successful eisteddfod competitor.   He won the Baritone solo prize at the Welsh National Eisteddfod in both 1908 and 1909.

Our image shows Powell Edwards as Amonasro with Rosina Buckman as Aïda in the Beecham production of c1918.   They both sang these roles in Scotland but seemingly not with each other.

Roles in Scotland

Sonora a miner
Fanciulla del West 1917
High Priest of Dagon
Samson and Delilah 1919
Schaunard a musician
Bohème 1919
Bohème 1922
Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda
Aïda 1920
Valentin Marguerite's brother
Faust 1922
Marcello a painter
Bohème 1922
Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger
Tannhäuser 1922

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