Bailey, Norman

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Bailey, Norman (b Birmingham, 1933). Eng. bass-baritone. Made early reputation in Austria and Ger. Début Vienna Chamber Opera 1959. SW début 1967 (on tour), 1968 (London). Débuts: CG 1969; Bayreuth 1969; NY 1975; NY City Opera 1975; Met 1976. Specialist in Wagner roles, e.g. Sachs, Dutchman, Wotan, Kurwenal. Has appeared with ENO, WNO, and Scottish Opera. CBE 1977.