B. C. Stephenson

Benjamin Charles Stephenson or B. C. Stephenson (1839 – 22 January 1906) was an English dramatist, lyricist and librettist. After beginning a career in the civil service, he started to write for the theatre, using the pen name "Bolton Rowe". He was author or co-author of several long-running shows of the Victorian theatre. His biggest hit was the comic opera Dorothy, which set records for the length of its original run.

His writing collaborators included Clement Scott and Brandon Thomas, and composers with whom he worked included Frederic Clay, Alfred Cellier and Arthur Sullivan with whom he wrote The Zoo, which continues to be revived today.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1839, Died January 22, 1906

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings (Results 26-29 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 5774 10-in. 9/10/1917 Let me dream again Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7675 10-in. 12/10/1920 Let me dream again Marcelle Grandville Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7781 10-in. 2/4/1921 Let me dream again Odette Le Fontenay Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9971 10-in. 1/13/1925 Let me dream again Helen Davis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-29 of 29 records)


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