Nancy Evans

Nancy Evans OBE (19 March 1915 – 20 August 2000) was an English mezzo-soprano who had a notable career as a concert and opera singer. She is particularly associated with Benjamin Britten who wrote his song cycle, A Charm of Lullabies, and the role of Nancy in his opera Albert Herring for her.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19, 1915, Died August 20, 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0399 10-in. 4/21/1947 The church in the valley Wayne King ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-0778 10-in. 8/7/1947 Love will keep us young Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, contralto  
Gramophone 2EA8166 12-in. 10/27/1939 The Mikado: Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Gramophone 2EA8167 12-in. 10/27/1939 The Mikado: Vocal gems Isidore Godfrey ; Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Decca L 5373 2/6/1950 Spring made a fool of me Nancy Evans vocalist, contralto  
Decca L 5374 2/6/1950 Don't say goodbye Nancy Evans vocalist, contralto  
Decca L 5375 2/6/1950 Everything that's wonderful Nancy Evans vocalist, contralto  
Decca L 5376 2/6/1950 It's easy for you to say Nancy Evans vocalist, contralto  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Evans, Nancy," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314552.

Evans, Nancy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314552.

"Evans, Nancy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314552

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