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 January 1, 1915, Died August 20, 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5VB-0332 10-in. 5/1/1945 My mother's waltz Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, contralto  
Victor D5VB-0385 10-in. 10/4/1945 In so many words Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D6VB-1854 10-in. 3/4/1946 All alone Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D6VB-1855 10-in. 3/4/1946 What'll I do Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D6VB-1856 10-in. 3/4/1946 Remember Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D6VB-1857 10-in. 3/6/1946 Blue skies Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
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  
Victor D7VB-1165 10-in. 11/14/1947 To you sweetheart aloha Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-1166 10-in. 11/14/1947 Lazy stream Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-1179 10-in. 11/20/1947 The things you left in my heart Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-1180 10-in. 11/20/1947 Call me darling, call me sweetheart, call me dear Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-2343 10-in. 12/5/1947 Far into the night Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-2344 10-in. 12/5/1947 When the nightingale sings Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-2345 10-in. 12/5/1947 Let your heart lead the way Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D7VB-2348 10-in. 12/5/1947 Cling to me Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor D9VB-0371 10-in. 2/4/1949 Don't gamble on romance Nancy Evans ; King's Jesters ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and instrumental ensemble vocalist, contralto  
Victor D9VB-0375 10-in. 2/18/1949 When you're in love Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band 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 April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314552.

Evans, Nancy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314552.

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