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Thomas Hemsley (Baritone)

Born: 12th April 1927, Coalville, Leicestershire

Died: 11th April 2013

Nationality: British

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Thomas Jeffrey Hemsley, CBE was an English baritone.

Hemsley was born in Coalville, Leicestershire, and attended Ashby de la Zouch Grammar School. He took a degree in natural sciences from Brasenose College, Oxford. He moved to London and became a pupil of Lucie Manén, and also served as a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral. He made his debut in 1951 as Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Mermaid Theatre, London, alongside Kirsten Flagstad as Dido.

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