Gwynne Davies

The biography of Gwynne Davies is all bits and pieces so far. He was Welsh, made his first recordings in 1906, sang around the UK in opera and concert; from 1920 to 1922, he sang a lot of roles for the touring Carl Rosa company: Hoffmann, Faust, Rodolfo, Turiddu, Pinkerton, José, Canio, Radames, Lohengrin, Don Caesar de Bazan (Maritana) and Francis (Angelus by Edward Naylor). At one point, he was "Principal Tenor of the English Opera Seasons at Covent Garden"; at least, that's what he said about himself when advertising his services as a voice teacher in the early 1940s.

Reference 1: The Stage, various 1941 issues; reference 2

Gwynne Davies sings Il trovatore: Home to our mountains, with Carrie Herwin

Gwynne Davies sings The sailor sighs, with Carrie Herwin

I wish to thank Anton Bieber for the recordings and label scans.

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