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Edna Thornton

Edna Thornton
Edna Thornton
1875-1964
English Contralto
She worked at Covent Garden from 1905 to 1910, appearing in the Ring cycles of 1908 and 1909. These were conducted by Karl Richter, and her roles were Erda and Waltraute. She toured with the Quinlan and Beecham companies, returning to Covent Garden between 1919 and 1923. After the BNOC was established she worked with it extensively. Other roles in her repertoire for which she was noted included Dalila and Amneris as well as Brangäne. She also appeared in the premiere of Holst's comic opera The Perfect Fool at Covent Garden in 1923.

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