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Ann Drummond-Grant

Singer details:

Voice: Contralto
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: 1905
Year of Death: 1959

About Ann Drummond-Grant:

Ann Drummond-Grant (1905 – 11 September 1959) was a British singer and actress, best known for her performances in contralto roles of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.

Drummond-Grant began her career as a soprano. She joined D'Oyly Carte in 1933, but was considered by the company's management as too tall to be an ideal performer of the Savoy Operas' young soprano heroines, and left the company in 1938. During World War II she toured in a variety of theatrical shows. She married the D'Oyly Carte musical director, Isidore Godfrey, in 1940, and returned to the company in 1950 as a contralto, playing Gilbert's formidable older women, until shortly before her death at the age of 54.

Drummond-Grant was born in Edinburgh and studied singing in Scotland. She sang for five years as leading soprano in a parish church, played in small opera and musical comedy troupes, and did some concert work and broadcasting.

In 1933, Drummond-Grant joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus. In 1936 she began to play the small parts of Celia in Iolanthe, Zorah in Ruddigore, and Fiametta in The Gondoliers. She soon moved up to the larger roles of Plaintiff in Trial by Jury and Lady Psyche in Princess Ida, and she also made occasional appearances in the leading soprano roles of Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, the title roles in Patience and Princess Ida, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Poor wand'ring one Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Mabel
2Alone and yet alive Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha
3Oh Goddess Wise Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
4Cheerily Carols the Lark Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
5Happy young heart Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Aline
6I Built Upon a Rock Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
7When Our Gallant Norman Foes Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
8Sir Rupert Murgatroyd Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
9When Maiden Loves, She Sits and Sighs Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
10Were I Thy Bride Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
11Tis Done! I Am a Bride Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
12To a Garden Full of Posies Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
13All is prepared Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: English

Roles: Notary/Alexis/Aline
14If Somebody There Chanced to Be Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
15I rejoice that it's decided Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S cA T Br B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Partlet/Alexis/Dr Daly/Marmaduke
16Welcome, joy! Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: cA B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Marmaduke
17Dear friends, take pity on my lot Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.03

Type: quartet,choirVoice: Mz/S B S TLanguage: English

Roles: Constance/Notary/Aline/Alexis
18Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Mr Wells
19My child, I join in these congratulations Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure
20When he is here Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Constance
21My kindly friends Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.06

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Aline
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