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Open Features: Edward Lloyd

Peter Wintersgill outlines the career of Edward Lloyd who was the first to sing the leading roles in two of Elgar's greatest works.

Born
1845 in London.

Childhood
Chorister in Westminster Abbey to 1860.

Adult life
Gentleman of the Chapel Royal from 1869. He was a great success in Gloucester-festival 1871 in Bach's St. Matthew Passion. He had an outstanding career in oratorios & cantatas American debut 1888. Created leading role in Elgar' s King Olaf 1896 & was the first Gerontius in 1900, the year of his retirement.

He died in 1927 in Worthing aged 82.


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