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English tenor.

This tenor seems to have been remarkably versatile in terms of technique, able to range from the high drama heroics of Pollione or Manrico to the light lyricism of Don Ottavio or Almaviva. He toured the British Isles as principal tenor of the Florence Lancia company in 1867, before joining Henry Corri's organization.

He must also have had great stamina, since, alone of the major principals under Corri, he does not seem to have taken a night off, other than Sunday. He even sang the title role in The Waterman, or a group of songs in a concert, provided as an afterpiece immediately after the main work of the evening (when Lancia was content to provide a 'screaming farce').

Roles in Scotland

Faust a learned doctor
Faust 1867
Faust 1869
Don Ottavio engaged to Anna
Don Giovanni 1867
Don Giovanni 1870
Manrico a chieftain under the Prince of Biscay
Trovatore 1867
Trovatore 1869
Duke of Mantua
Rigoletto 1867
Don Ramiro Prince of Salerno
Cenerentola 1869
Cenerentola 1870
Thaddeus a proscribed Pole
Bohemian Girl 1869
Bohemian Girl 1870
Don Caesar de Bazan
Maritana 1869
Ernani a bandit chief, in fact Don Juan of Aragon
Ernani 1869
Ernani 1870
Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood
Lucia di Lammermoor 1869
Lucia di Lammermoor 1870
Lionel Plunkett's foster-brother
Martha 1869
Martha 1870
Count Almaviva a young nobleman
Barbiere di Siviglia 1869
Barbiere di Siviglia 1870
Elvino a prosperous young villager
Sonnambula 1869
Sonnambula 1870
Gennaro Lucrezia's son, raised in secret
Lucrezia Borgia 1869
Lucrezia Borgia 1870
Tom Tug the Waterman
Waterman 1869
Waterman 1870
Pollione Roman Pro-consul in Gaul
Norma 1869
Norma 1870
Fernand a novice at the monastery, and Balthazar's son
Favorite 1870
Fra Diavolo a bandit chief
Fra Diavolo 1870
Don Sancho King of Castille, disguised as Manuel, a muleteer
Rose of Castille 1870
Count Rudolph a young nobleman
Lurline 1870

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