Skip to main content

Butt, (Dame) Clara (Ellen)

Butt, (Dame) Clara (Ellen) (b Southwick, 1872; d North Stoke, Oxon, 1936). Eng. contralto. Début London (RAH) 1892 (Ursula in Sullivan's The Golden Legend). Sang title-role of Gluck's Orfeo in 1892 at Lyceum with conspicuous success but thereafter pursued career on concert platform except for an Orfeo with Beecham at CG, 1920. Toured British Empire in ballad recitals with husband Kennerley Rumford. First singer of Elgar's Sea Pictures, Norwich 1899, and of the song version of Land of Hope and Glory, 1902. Also sang in his Spirit of England, 1916. DBE 1920.

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

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Butt, (Dame) Clara (Ellen)." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . 25 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Butt, (Dame) Clara (Ellen)." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . (March 25, 2019).

"Butt, (Dame) Clara (Ellen)." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved March 25, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles 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, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use 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

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most 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.