James Johnston

1903–1991

Picture of James Johnston as Calaf
I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the picture.

James Johnston singsSimon Boccanegra: Oh horror
In RA format

Repertory
Rigoletto – Dublin, Gaiety, 25 November 1940
Faust – Dublin, Capitol, 21 April 1941
La traviata – Dublin, Gaiety, 19 May 1941
Cavalleria rusticana – Dublin, Gaiety, 6 November 1941
Il trovatore – Dublin, Gaiety, 13 April 1942
Don Giovanni – Dublin, Gaiety, 8 May 1943
The Bohemian girl – Dublin, 23 November 1943
Carmen – Dublin, Gaiety, 22 November 1944
Madama Butterfly – Belfast, Grand Opera House, 25 July 1945
The bartered bride (Jenik) – Belfast, Berlin, 1 October 1945
La bohème – London, Sadler's Wells, 23 January 1946
Tosca – London, Sadler's Wells, 18 December 1946
Pagliacci – London, Sadler's Wells, 5 January 1948
Simon Boccanegra – London, Sadler's Wells, 7 January 1949
Rusalka – London, BBC, 1 April 1949
The Olympians (Hector de Florac) – London, Covent Garden, 29 September 1949
Hugh the drover – London, Sadler's Wells, 9 May 1950
Der Freischütz – London, BBC, 22 September 1950
Der Rosenkavalier – London, Covent Garden, 23 November 1950
Don Carlo – London, Sadler's Wells, 16 January 1951
Turandot – London, Covent Garden, 22 October 1951
Aida – London, Covent Garden, 1 February 1952
Macbeth – Glyndebourne, 2 July 1952
Un ballo in maschera – Cardiff?, on tour with Covent Garden, 11 March 1953
The beggar's opera (Macheath) – London, Sadler's Wells, 4 October 1954
Sir John in love (Fenton) – London, Camden Theater, BBC, 12 February 1956
Les contes d'Hoffmann – London, Covent Garden, 9 July 1957

Reference: Leslie Gilmore At last, a great tenor, James Johnston, Farset Press, Belfast, 1994

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