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Heddle Nash (Tenor)

Born: 14th June 1894, South London district of Deptford

Died: 14th August 1961

Nationality: British

William Heddle Nash was an English lyric tenor who appeared in opera and oratorio. He made numerous recordings that are still available on CD reissues.

Nash's voice was of the light tenor class known as "tenore di grazia". The critic J. B. Steane referred to him as "the English lyric tenor par excellence, without equal then or now." He appeared in tenor roles in operas by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini among others, at the Royal Opera House, and the Glyndebourne Festival. His operatic career lasted from 1924 to 1958.

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