Heddle Nash

Biography

Born: June 14, 1894; London, England   Died: August 14, 1961; London, England  
Nash was one of the most elegant and yet emotionally direct lyric tenors of the first half of the twentieth century, with a sweet timbre and very fine technique. His voice was not a large one, but very well-produced and focused, though towards the end of his career, there was some occasional pinching in the uppermost register.

After serving in the army during World War I, Nash attended the Blackheath Conservatory, and later trained in
Read more Milan, Italy, under Giuseppe Borgatti. He had his operatic debut in 1924 as Count Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, making his London debut the year after at the Old Vic as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto. His Covent Garden debut was in 1929 as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and he was very favorably compared to John McCormack, the singer who had previously "defined" the role. He appeared in the first Glyndebourne season in 1934 as Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte. Most of his career was in England, where he was as acclaimed for his English oratorio performances as for his Italian operatic ones. In 1934, he also sang the lead in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius for the first time, at the Gloucester Festival, and for many, his interpretation of that role has never been surpassed for its insight or its lyrical beauty. Read less
Gounod: Faust / Beecham, Nash, Licette, Easton, Et Al
Release Date: 09/12/2000   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 9010   Number of Discs: 2
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Biography

Born: June 14, 1894; London, England   Died: August 14, 1961; London, England  
Nash was one of the most elegant and yet emotionally direct lyric tenors of the first half of the twentieth century, with a sweet timbre and very fine technique. His voice was not a large one, but very well-produced and focused, though towards the end of his career, there was some occasional pinching in the uppermost register.

After serving in the army during World War I, Nash attended the Blackheath Conservatory, and later trained in
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Prelude
O Lola!, "Siciliana" (Turiddu)
Prelude (reprise)
Opening Chorus: Sweetly the birds in the myrtles are carolling (Chorus)
Scene and Alfio's Song: Tell me, Mother Lucia (Santuzza, Lucia)
Gaily go my horses fleet (Alfio, Chorus)
Regina coeli, laetare (Chorus)
Mother, you know the story? (Santuzza, Lucia)
You here, Santuzza? (Turiddu, Santuzza)
O gentle flower of gold (Lola, Turiddu, Santuzza)
So thou seest what thou hast done (Turiddu, Santuzza)
Ah! 'tis the Lord (Alfio, Santuzza)
Sweet Mistress Santa (Alfeo, Santuzza)
Intermezzo
Now homeward (Chorus)
Sweet Mistress Lola (Turiddu, Lola, Chorus)
My friends, I salute you (Alfio, Santuzza, Lola, Lucia, Turridu, Choir)
Mother! (Turiddu, Lucia)
Turiddu! (Lucia, Santuzza, Chorus)
Act II Scene 2: Pure, yes I know thou art (Taddeo, Harlequin, Columbine)
Act II Scene 2: Pour the philtre in his wine (Harlequin, Columbine, Canio, Nedda, Tonio)
Act II Scene 2: No, Punchinello, no more (Canio, Chorus, Silvio)
Act II Scene 2: If thou deemest me so unworthy (Nedda, Canio, Tonio, Peppe, Silvio, Chorus)
Overture
Act I: Cinque ... dieci ... venti
Act I: Se a caso Madama
Act I: Se vuol ballare
Act I: La vendetta, oh, la vendetta
Act I: Via resti servita, madama brillante
Act I: Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio
Act I: Cosa sento!
Act I: Non piu andrai
Act II: Porgi, amor
Act II: Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor
Act II: Venite, inginocchiatevi
Act II: Susanna, or via sortite
Act II: Aprite, presto, aprite
Act II: Esci omai, garzon malnato
Act II: Signore! Cos'e quel stupore?
Act II: Conoscete, signor Figaro
Act II: Voi signor, che giusto siete


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