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Harry Lempriere Pringle.

Born Hobart, c1870.

Died London 1914.

Australian bass.

Lempriere Pringle had a notable international singing career, appearing both at Covent Garden and the New York Met.

He studied in Hobart, then in Frankfurt under Julius Stockhausen, teacher of Amy Sherwin. He spent several years developing his career with the Carl Rosa company, and from 1897 he worked at Covent Garden, appearing in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fidelio, and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as several Wagner roles. He also toured to the USA with Albani and Patti, appearing at the Met. He returned to work for several seasons in Australia from 1900, making recordings and appearing in an early film, The Lure of London. In 1910 he appeared in the first London run of Oscar Straus's operetta The Chocolate Soldier, based on Shaw's Arms and the Man.

Source: Jeff Brownrigg in The Companion to Tasmanian History.

Roles in Scotland

Hortensio steward to the Marquise (Bruno)
Daughter of the Regiment 1891
Daughter of the Regiment 1892
Watchman
Huguenots 1891
Duke of Verona
Romeo and Juliet 1891
Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons
Carmen 1891
Carmen 1892
Lord Elfort attaché at the British Embassy (Prince Grunhoff)
Black Domino 1891
David a rabbi
Amico Fritz 1892
Amico Fritz 1893
King of Egypt
Aïda 1892
Masetto a peasant, engaged to Zerlina
Don Giovanni 1892
Zacharias an Anabaptist
Prophet 1892
Marquis de Courcy head of the Opéra
Postillon de Longjumeau 1892
Postillon de Longjumeau 1893
Montano predecessor of Otello in Cyprus
Otello 1892
Lord Silvertop an elderly nobleman
Golden Web 1893
Fiorenzo a schoolmaster
Rantzau 1893
Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father
Traviata 1893
Méphistophélès the devil
Faust 1893
Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia
Tannhäuser 1893
Tannhäuser 1894
Tannhäuser 1896
Beppo a bandit
Fra Diavolo 1894
John Dumbie Laird of Dumbiedykes
Jeanie Deans 1894
Claude Frollo Archdeacon of Notre Dame
Esmeralda 1894
Paolo Orsini
Rienzi 1894
Brander
Damnation de Faust 1894
Dancaïre a smuggler
Carmen 1894
Heinrich Henry the Fowler, King of Germany
Lohengrin 1895
Richard Coeur-de-Lion King of England, disguised as the Black Knight
Ivanhoe 1895
Veit Pogner a goldsmith
Mastersingers of Nuremberg 1896
Callias High Priest of Apollo
Martyr of Antioch 1898
Don Federigo de Pardan ranger of Aranjuez Park
Poet's Dream 1898

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