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DEATH OF EMINENT WELSH SINGER.…

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DEATH OF EMINENT WELSH SINGER. I A musical career of quite exceptional promise has been cut short by the death at the early age of 29, of the Welsh bari- tone, Mr. William Samuel. Deceased was born in Swansea, and. after many suc- cesses at Welsh Eisteddfodau, studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He first made his mark in the performances of the Quinlan Opera Company in the Colonies. His rendering of the ptincipal baritone parts during the recent performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where he sang in the Venetian scene from the "Tales of Hoffmann," had been universally recog- nised as one of their most distinguished features. It was generally recognised that he was the most brilliant operatic singer of natice origin since Santley. Indeed, all good judges said that h's ultimate destination was undoubtedly the grand seaxin at Co vent Garden and a cosmopolitan career. He had a splendid voice, fine musical instinct, and a remark- able power of characterisation. His death, from typhoid fever, after about three weeks' illness, is a blow to the cause of English opera. In early days he w<;s em pi ym! at the Port T-enl,ant Wagon Works. Mr. Samuel was a native of the St. Thomas cistrict of Swansea. Before he left Swansea, to pusue his musical studies in the Royal Academy of Music, London, he was a prominent member of Swansea Choral Society (under Mr. J. D. Thomas) and of the Swansea and District Male Voice Society (under Mr. Uew. R. Bowen). He also assisted the concert party known as the Tawe Glee Singers. Other members of that combination were the well-know-i London tenors Mr. Juhn Roberts s,nd Mr. Ivor Walters, the ac- companist being Mr. D. Richards, or- ganist of Elfed's Chapel (King's Cross), London.

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