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English tenor.

Sydney Russell was employed largely as a character tenor.  Initially he sang with the Denhof and Quinlan companies.  When the BNOC was established in 1922 he joined them immediately, working with them through to the company's demise in 1928.

He was highly regarded particularly for his interpretation of Mime.

In retirement he lived in Dublin, where he taught, and directed productions of the Dublin Grand Opera Society.

Roles in Scotland

Mime a Nibelung, Alberich's brother
Rheingold 1910
Rheingold 1911
Rheingold 1923
Mime a Nibelung, Siegfried's fosterer
Siegfried 1910
Siegfried 1911
Siegfried 1922
Siegfried 1923
Siegfried 1924
Nathaniel a student
Tales of Hoffmann 1911
Nick bartender at the 'Polka' saloon
Fanciulla del West 1917
Walther von der Vogelweide a knight and minnesinger
Tannhäuser 1922
Old Clothes Man
Louise 1922
Sixtus Beckmesser town clerk
Mastersingers of Nuremberg 1922
Carmona a composer
Goldsmith of Toledo 1922
Monostatos a servant in the Temple
Zauberflöte 1922
Zauberflöte 1923
Zauberflöte 1925
Zauberflöte 1927
Zauberflöte 1928
Goro marriage broker
Madam Butterfly 1922
Madam Butterfly 1923
Madam Butterfly 1924
Madam Butterfly 1928
Shepherd
Tristan und Isolde 1922
Tristan und Isolde 1926
Spoletta police agent
Tosca 1922
Tosca 1925
Remendado a smuggler
Carmen 1922
Carmen 1923
Carmen 1924
Beppe a player
Pagliacci 1922
Pagliacci 1923
Benoit the students' landlord
Bohème 1923
Bohème 1926
Bohème 1927
Bohème 1928
Peasant
Perfect Fool 1923
Perfect Fool 1924
Don Basilio a priest and music master
Nozze di Figaro 1923
Nozze di Figaro 1924
Witch
Hansel and Gretel 1923
Franz Crespel's servant
Tales of Hoffmann 1924
Tales of Hoffmann 1925
Spalanzani an Italian inventor
Tales of Hoffmann 1924
Tales of Hoffmann 1925
Prince Guidon son of Dodon
Golden Cockerel 1924
Turnkey
Hugh the Drover 1924
Hugh the Drover 1925
Hugh the Drover 1926
Bardolph
At the Boar's Head 1925
Maestro Spinelloccio a doctor
Gianni Schicchi 1925
Gianni Schicchi 1926
Gianni Schicchi 1927
Abdu a fruit merchant
Leper's Flute 1926
Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta
Bohème 1926
Bohème 1927
Bohème 1928
Guillot de Morfontaine Finance Minister
Manon 1927
Manon 1928
Notary
Barbiere di Siviglia 1928
Caius Dr Caius, a Frenchman
Falstaff 1928

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