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Christene Palmer

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.

About Christene Palmer:

Christene M. Palmer is a retired Australian singer and actress, known for her performances in the contralto roles of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company during the 1960s. Her performance as Katisha in The Mikado is preserved in the D'Oyly Carte 1967 film version of that opera.

Palmer was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. During high school she studied singing, piano and harmony before going to Melbourne for further voice training and joined the Oriana Madrigal Choir. In 1952 she was a semi-finalist in the Star for Opera Quest for the Royal South Street Society. The following year, she entered the Mobil Quest singing competition organised by the Vacuum Oil Company. In 1958 and 1960, she sang roles with the Elizabethan Opera Trust and solos at the annual Bach Festivals in Melbourne.

Palmer moved to London in 1961 to study at the National School of Opera there and performed on the concert stage and in opera, and was in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera chorus for two seasons, before joining the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1965. She was with D'Oyly Carte for six years, singing the contralto roles in all nine of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas performed by the company during her tenure (The Sorcerer was not performed by the company until just before she left in 1971). These roles were: Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore, Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Lady Jane in Patience, the Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe, Lady Blanche in Princess Ida, Katisha in The Mikado, Dame Hannah in Ruddigore, Dame Carruthers in The Yeomen of the Guard, and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers. At the same time, she occasionally performed in concerts with Gilbert and Sullivan for All.

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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
2A many years ago Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
3Welcome, joy! Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: cA B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Marmaduke
4Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Mr Wells
5My child, I join in these congratulations Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure
6Oh false one! you have deceived me! Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: cA TLanguage: English

Roles: Ruth/Frederic
7Let's give three cheers for the sailor's bride Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-5

Type: finale/ensembleVoice: S Mz cA T Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Cousin Hebe/Mrs. Cripps/Ralph Rackstraw/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket
8Aye, Little Buttercup - and well called Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-3

Type: spokenVoice: Br cA B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Bill Bobstay/Mrs. Cripps/Dick Deadeye
9Farewell, my own Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.07-1

Type: ensembleVoice: T S Br Mz B-Br Br B cALanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw/Josephine/Joseph Porter/Cousin Hebe/Dick Deadeye/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket/Mrs. Cripps
10Away, away, my heart's on fire! Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: cA B-Br TLanguage: English

Roles: Ruth/Pirate King/Frederic
11Away with them Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.14-4

Type: sceneVoice: Br cA B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Stanley/Ruth/Pirate King
12Sir, you are sad Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Corcoran
13Things are seldom what they seem Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.02-1

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Corcoran
14I am called Little Buttercup Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
15When you left our pirate fold Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: cA B-Br TLanguage: English

Roles: Ruth/Pirate King/Frederic
16Hail! men-o-wars-men Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
17But tell me who's the youth Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-4

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Bill Bobstay
18Then I am to understand Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.08-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br cA S Br TLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Mrs. Cripps/Josephine/Corcoran/Ralph Rackstraw
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