Leila Megàne

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Leila Megane (1891 – 2 January 1960) was a Welsh mezzo-soprano opera singer.[1]

Born Margaret Jones in Bethesda, Wales, she married T. Osborne Roberts (1879–1948), a composer. She sang in Paris, Milan, Rome, New York, and London.

On 11 October 1922, she made the first complete recording of Sir Edward Elgar's Sea Pictures with Elgar himself conducting. On 12 November 1945, she gave her farewell concert in Pwllheli Town Hall.

Recordings[edit]

  • Various composers: Elgar, T Osborne Roberts, Leila Megane Sain SCD2316

The following are compilations that include performances by Megane.

  • Bantock "Lament Of Isis" from Songs Of Egypt Bantock: Historical Recordings Dutton Laboratories CDLX7043
  • Elgar, Sea Pictures Unidentified Orchestra, Edward Elgar The Elgar Edition GEMMCDS 9951–5 (Pavilion Records)
  • T Osborne Roberts "Pistyll y llan" Darlun Fy Mam Sain SCDC2109

Books[edit]

  • James E W, "Osborne Druan!": Gohebiaeth R. Williams Parry a Leila Megane, Taliesin 99 (1997) 32-52 ISSN 0049-2884
  • Jones, Ilid Anne, Leila Megane 1891-1960 - Anwylyn Cenedl, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002, ISBN 0-86381-743-2

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary The Times, Monday, 4 January 1960