I Want To Sing In Opera (Wilkie Bard) - Sheet music download


I Want To Sing In Opera.
As sung by Wilkie Bard.
Written and composed by Worton David and George Arthurs.

This is an excerpt from the Album "Sixty Old Time Variety Songs' which is also available for download.
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The music has been scanned and digitised into PDF format which retains the original appearance The download can be easily read by Adobe Reader or other similar pdf reader.

Wilkie Bard.
Bard began performing at age 21, singing and performing comedy in his spare time. He most often appeared with a bald head and wore a black spot on each eyebrow. He also performed as female characters, specifically with his hit song "I Want to Sing in Opera." He had a long career in pantomime, and introduced tongue twisters such as "She sells seashells by the seashore," based on a song he performed in the show "Dick Whittington and His Cat" in Drury Lane in 1908.

Wilkie Bard performed in vaudeville in 1919. His first appearance at the Palace, on October 20, 1919, was not well received, but he reappeared a few days later with slightly altered material and became a hit.
He performed in Australia in 1921

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