Owen Brannigan

Operatic bass. Born 10 March 1908. Died 10 May 1973
Owen Brannigan
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1908-03-10
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Owen Brannigan

Owen Brannigan Biography (Wikipedia)

Owen Brannigan OBE (10 March 1908 – 9 May 1973) was an English bass, known in opera for buffo roles and in concert for a wide range of solo parts in music ranging from Henry Purcell to Michael Tippett. He is best remembered for his roles in Mozart and Britten operas and for his recordings of roles in Britten, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan operas, as well as recordings of English folk songs.

Brannigan began as an amateur singer and attended music college part-time, while working as a joiner, until his quality was recognised and he was awarded a scholarship during World War II. Although he had an international opera career, he performed most frequently with English opera companies, particularly Sadler's Wells opera, and later at Glyndebourne and Covent Garden. Highlights of his broad repertory included creating three roles in Benjamin Britten's early operas, and two more in later Britten operas that were written specifically for him. On record and in concert at the Proms he was a popular interpreter of the bass-baritone roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Brannigan's oratorio and concert repertory was extensive, covering works from many periods.

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Owen Brannigan Tracks

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Arthur Sullivan
When all night long (Iolanthe)
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When all night long (Iolanthe)
Benjamin Britten
Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)
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Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)

Eternal Father (Noye's Fludde)

Orchestra
Chorus and orchestra of children from East Suffolk
English Chamber Orchestra
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Owen Brannigan
Early One Morning
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Early One Morning
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Blaydon Races
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Blaydon Races
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The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth
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The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth
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Bladon Races
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Bladon Races
Benjamin Britten
Cantata academica Op.62
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Cantata academica Op.62
Owen Brannigan
Cushie Butterfield
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Cushie Butterfield
Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty - comic opera
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The Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty - comic opera
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The Neighbours doon belaa
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The Neighbours doon belaa
Owen Brannigan
Vicar of Bray
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Vicar of Bray

Vicar of Bray

Performer
Charles Mackerras
Anon
Hendon Grammar School Choir
Ernest Tomlinson
John Peel
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John Peel
Owen Brannigan
Leanin'
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Leanin'
Peter Warlock
The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi
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The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi
Arthur Sullivan
The Sentry Song (When all night long a chap remains) from Iolanthe
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The Sentry Song (When all night long a chap remains) from Iolanthe
London Symphony Orchestra
Excerpt Act 3 (A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.64) (feat. Owen Brannigan & Elizabeth Harwood)
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Excerpt Act 3 (A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.64) (feat. Owen Brannigan & Elizabeth Harwood)
Benjamin Britten
A Midsummer night's dream - opera in 3 acts Op.64
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A Midsummer night's dream - opera in 3 acts Op.64
Owen Brannigan
When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
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When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
Owen Brannigan
D' Ye Ken John Peel
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D' Ye Ken John Peel
Owen Brannigan
Blaydon Races
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Blaydon Races
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1971: Prom 45
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-08T09:39:07
8
Sep
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 45

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1971: Prom 14
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-06T09:39:07
6
Aug
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 14

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 39
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-31T09:39:07
31
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 39

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1967: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
1967-09-02T09:39:07
2
Sep
1967

Proms 1967: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1966: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
1966-08-27T09:39:07
27
Aug
1966

Proms 1966: Prom 32

Royal Albert Hall

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