Geoffrey Shovelton

Singer, Person

1936 –

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Who is Geoffrey Shovelton?

Geoffrey Shovelton is an English singer and illustrator best known for his performances with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in the 1970s.

After a brief teaching career, Shovelton began to perform professionally in oratorio and opera. He joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera company in 1975, playing the leading tenor roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas until the company closed in 1982. He also made a few recordings with the company. Thereafter, he continued to perform in Savoy operas and concerts, often touring in the U.S. He also directed some of these productions and various amateur productions. Shovelton has also illustrated books, journals and promotional materials, mostly in connection with Gilbert and Sullivan.

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Born
Apr 27, 1936
Profession
Education
  • University of London
Lived in
  • Atherton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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