Damian’s 78s (and a few early LPs)
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Edna Thornton, contralto
Bizet - Carmen - Habanera; Gipsy SongOrchestraEdna Thornton, contralto(credited on label as Madame Violetta)Eleanor Jones-Hudson, sopranoErnest Pike, tenorPeter Dawson, bass-baritone
Bizet - Carmen - Habanera - ThorntonBizet - Carmen - Gipsy Song - Thornton
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Zonophone Celebrity Record G.O.9 Matrices 11589e, 11590e (side numbers 43205, X43207)Recorded 14th April 1910
Plays at about 78.5rpm.
Thornton enters a beat early for the final verse of the Gipsy Song, but somehow she and the orchestra get themselves back together again after some time.