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Justine Griffiths Suggest updates

Contralto.

Justine Griffiths spent several seasons with BNOC (at least 1925-28).  She sang several short solo roles while, presumably, based in the chorus.  When BNOC failed in 1928, she was one of many in the company who transferred to the new Covent Garden Opera.

In 1927 two early complete opera recordings, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, were made by the Columbia company using BNOC forces.  Justine Griffiths can be heard as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria.

Roles in Scotland

Maddalena sister of Sparafucile
Rigoletto 1925
Waltraute a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 1927
Third Lady in attendance on the Queen
Zauberflöte 1927
Zauberflöte 1928
Shepherd boy
Tosca 1929

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