Skip to main content

British National Opera Company

British National Opera Company (BNOC). Formed 1921 by singers and instrumentalists of Sir Thomas Beecham's opera co., disbanded when financial difficulties compelled Beecham's temporary withdrawal from mus. scene. F.p. at Bradford in Feb. 1922, opera being Aida. Dir. was Percy Pitt, succeeded 1924 by Frederic Austin. Most of its work was in the provinces, with short seasons at CG and His Majesty's Th. Repertory was wide, embracing Wagner, Debussy, the Italians and several Eng. works, e.g. Vaughan Williams's Hugh the Drover and Holst's The Perfect Fool and At the Boar's Head. Co. incl. most of leading British singers and conds. of day, Barbirolli, Boult, Harty, and Sargent among the latter, and Allin, Radford, Labbette, Turner, Mullings, Heming, and Nash among former. Co. ceased to exist, crippled by entertainment tax, in 1929, but was re-named Covent Garden English Company, with Barbirolli as mus. dir., in Sept. 1929 and survived in that form for another 3 seasons.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"British National Opera Company." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. 15 Oct. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"British National Opera Company." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 15, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/british-national-opera-company

"British National Opera Company." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved October 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/british-national-opera-company

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.