Heddle Nash

Born 14 June 1894. Died 14 August 1961
Heddle Nash
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Heddle Nash

Heddle Nash Biography (Wikipedia)

William Heddle Nash (14 June 1894 – 14 August 1961) was an English lyric tenor who appeared in opera and oratorio in the middle decades of the twentieth century. He also made numerous recordings that are still available on CD reissues.

Nash's voice was of the light tenor class known as "tenore di grazia". The critic J. B. Steane referred to him as "the English lyric tenor par excellence, without equal then or now." He appeared in tenor roles in operas by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini among others, at the Royal Opera House, and the Glyndebourne Festival. His operatic career lasted from 1924 to 1958.

As a concert singer, Nash was known for his performances in oratorio, and in particular in the title role of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, making the first gramophone recording of the work, in 1945.

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Heddle Nash Tracks

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Edward Elgar
The Dream Of Gerontius Op.38 - extract
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The Dream Of Gerontius Op.38 - extract
George Frideric Handel
Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley
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Messiah: Comfort ye; Ev'ry valley
George Frideric Handel
Silent Worship (Tolomeo)
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Silent Worship (Tolomeo)
Heddle Nash
The Fair Maid of Perth
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The Fair Maid of Perth
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1954: Prom 15
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Royal Albert Hall
1954-08-10T18:42:08
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Aug
1954

Proms 1954: Prom 15

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1952: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-08-06T18:42:08
6
Aug
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1951: Prom 45
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Royal Albert Hall
1951-09-18T18:42:08
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Sep
1951

Proms 1951: Prom 45

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1951: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
1951-09-06T18:42:08
6
Sep
1951

Proms 1951: Prom 35

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1950-08-19T18:42:08
19
Aug
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall

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