Norman Walker

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British operatic bass. Studied at the Guildhall School of Music 1931-35 under the tenor Walter Hyde. First appearance 1933 with the Halle Orchestra in Manchester. London debut: Verdi REQUIEM under Beecham. Sang at Glyndebourne Opera 1937-39. Sang King Marke opposite Kirsten Flagstad's Isolde in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Sang there regularly 1947-53. Also sang for the Sadler's Wells Opera, and at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts 1936-54. He was considered the successor to the basses Robert Radford and Norman Allin. He made many notable recordings and broadcasts. Read more...


Character: Hezekiah Crabtree

Sing As We Go 1934