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Harry Lempriere Pringle.

Born Hobart, 1868.

Died London 1914.

Australian bass.

Lempriere Pringle had a notable international singing career, appearing both at Covent Garden and the New York Met.

He studied in Hobart, then in Frankfurt under Julius Stockhausen, teacher of Amy Sherwin. He spent several years developing his career with the Carl Rosa company, and from 1897 he worked at Covent Garden, appearing in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fidelio, and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as several Wagner roles. He also toured to the USA with Albani and Patti, appearing at the Met. He returned to work for several seasons in Australia from 1900, making recordings and appearing in an early film, The Lure of London. In 1910 he appeared in the first London run of Oscar Straus's operetta The Chocolate Soldier, based on Shaw's Arms and the Man.

Source: Jeff Brownrigg in The Companion to Tasmanian History.

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