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Florence Morden began her career singing small solo roles with Moody-Manners, but was quickly given principal lyric parts such as Marguerite.

After the closure of Moody-Manners, she moved to Joseph O'Mara's company, spending several seasons as his leading lyric soprano, also able to tackle heavier parts including Tosca, Manon Lescaut and Wally. The reduced orchestrations generally used may have helped in this regard, if she was more of a lyric rather than a spinto soprano.

Roles in Scotland

Shepherd boy
Tannhäuser 1910
Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend
Carmen 1910
Faust 1911
Faust 1915
Faust 1917
Faust 1920
Daughter of the Regiment 1911
Arline Arnheim's daughter
Bohemian Girl 1911
Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave
Tannhäuser 1915
Tannhäuser 1920
Tannhäuser 1921
Leonora a Duchess, lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon
Trovatore 1915
Trovatore 1916
Trovatore 1920
Cio-Cio-San known as Madam Butterfly
Madam Butterfly 1916
Madam Butterfly 1917
Madam Butterfly 1920
Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister
Lucia di Lammermoor 1916
Floria Tosca a famous singer
Tosca 1917
Wally daughter of Stromminger - 'the Vulture Maiden'
Wally 1919
Wally 1920
Eily O'Connor the Colleen Bawn
Lily of Killarney 1919
Lily of Killarney 1920
Maritana a gitana
Maritana 1920
Juliette Capulet's daughter
Romeo and Juliet 1920
Elsa von Brabant sister of the missing Count Gottfried
Lohengrin 1920
Mary Wolfe the Colonel's daughter
Puritan's Daughter 1920
Manon Lescaut
Manon Lescaut 1920

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