Heddle Nash

(1894—1961) singer

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(b London, 1894; d London, 1961).

Eng. tenor. Chorister, Westminster Abbey. Début Milan 1924 (Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia). Sang opera in London at Old Vic and SW from 1925. Sang with BNOC 1926–9; CG 1929–39, 1947–8; Glyndebourne 1934–8. Outstanding in Mozart and Rossini tenor roles, and a famous David in Die Meistersinger. Also had successful career in oratorio, e.g. Messiah, and was one of finest interpreters of Elgar's Gerontius, which he recorded 1944.

Subjects: Opera.

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