Owen Brannigan


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(b Annitsford, 1908; d Newcastle upon Tyne, 1973).

Eng. bass. Début Newcastle 1943. Member of SW Opera 1943–8, 1952–8. Created several roles in Britten operas, i.e. Swallow (Peter Grimes), Collatinus (Rape of Lucretia), Supt. Budd (Albert Herring), Noye (Noye's Fludde), Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Also distinguished in oratorio and Gilbert and Sullivan, with special affection for and knowledge of N. Country folk‐songs. Glyndebourne début 1946; CG 1948. OBE 1964.

Subjects: Opera.

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