Jeffrey Skitch

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1927
Year of Death: 2013

About Jeffrey Skitch:

Jeffrey Ralph Skitch (16 September 1927 – 7 March 2013) was an actor, operatic baritone and teacher best known for his performances and recordings with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1952 to 1965.

Born in Australia, Skitch moved with his mother to England when he was two years old. He served in the RAF during World War II and began acting by 1949. After his career with D'Oyly Carte, he turned to teaching, and from 1981 to 1995 he was the Principal of Elmhurst Ballet School.

Skitch was born in Millicent, South Australia, the son of Ralph Aubrey Skitch (1896–1959), a land agent, and Magda Katie Helena Herman Skitch (1897–1959), who met in London during the First World War. The couple married in Australia in about 1920. In 1929, Skitch and his older brother Robert Ernest Skitch (1923–1999) travelled with their mother on a visit to London and did not return to Australia. His parents divorced, and his father remained in Australia, later remarrying. Skitch was educated in England. After National Service with the Royal Air Force during World War II and for two years thereafter, he trained as an actor and singer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The Old Vic Theatre School.

Skitch first performed professionally in London in 1949, in She Stoops to Conquer, as an extra at the Arts Theatre. That autumn, he served at the Arts Theatre as an assistant stage manager and actor in the play The Romantic Young Lady. He appeared in Idomeneo with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1951.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1When I was a lad Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter
2My name is John Wellington Wells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Mr Wells
3If You Give Me Your Attention Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
4If You Give Me Your Attention Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
5Fair moon to thee I sing Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
6Whene'er I Spoke Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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7Rising Early in the Morning Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

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8Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
9Whene'er I Spoke Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
10Would You Know the Kind of Maid Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
11All is prepared Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: English

Roles: Notary/Alexis/Aline
12I 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
13Time was when Love and I were well acquainted Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dr Daly
14Dear 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
15Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Mr Wells
16Oh, my voice is sad and low Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dr Daly
17The air is charged with amatory numbers Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.03

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dr Daly
18Love feeds on many kinds of food Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Alexis
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