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Phyllis Archibald was one of the most notable British mezzo-sopranos in the period straddling the First World War,  singing with both Carl Rosa and Beecham companies.

She sang the title role in Carmen at the Theatre Royal Glasgow in 1920, when Beecham's enterprise gave its final performance.

She returned to Glasgow in 1922, during the first season of BNOC,  though she does not appear to have stayed any longer.

Roles in Scotland

Siébel a student of Dr Faust, in love with Marguerite
Faust 1910
Faust 1911
Faust 1918
Ortrud Friedrich's wife
Lohengrin 1911
Lohengrin 1912
Lohengrin 1913
Frédéric a young nobleman
Mignon 1911
Mignon 1912
Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman
Trovatore 1911
Trovatore 1912
Trovatore 1913
Trovatore 1918
Carmen a gypsy
Carmen 1912
Carmen 1913
Carmen 1917
Carmen 1918
Carmen 1920
Carmen 1922
Mrs Page Frau Reich, wife of Page, Anne's mother
Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 1912
Lustigen Weiber von Windsor 1918
Mrs Cregan Hardress's mother
Lily of Killarney 1912
Lily of Killarney 1913
Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba 1913
Carmela Gennaro's mother
Jewels of the Madonna 1913
Marta Margherita's neighbour
Mefistofele 1913
Pantalis Helen's companion
Mefistofele 1913
Amneris daughter of the King of Egypt
Aïda 1917
Aïda 1922
Madge Wildfire an outcast gypsy
Jeanie Deans 1918
Mignon stolen in childhood
Mignon 1918
Kundry a woman in Klingsor's power
Parsifal 1922
Fricka Wotan's estranged wife
Valkyrie 1922
Brangäne Isolde's attendant
Tristan und Isolde 1922

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