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Walter Hyde

Walter Hyde
Walter Hyde
English Tenor

Studied at College of Music under Gustave Garcia and Walter Parratt, His early professional career was in musical comedy,
Percy Pitt then recruited him to sing Siegmund in the 1908 English language Ring cycles at Covent Garden, Worked regularly at Covent Garden until 1923. , He worked extensively with Beecham's company, and in the twenties became a director of BNOC, continuing to sing with them until they folded.He sang Siegmund at the New York Met, After Siegmund, his most notable Wagnerian role was probably Parsifal.He later became Professor of Singing at the Guildhall School of Music, where his students included John Heddle Nash and Eric Shilling.