Douglas (Leigh Pemberton), Nigel

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Douglas (Leigh Pemberton), Nigel (b Lenham, Kent, 1929). Eng. tenor. Début Vienna 1959 (Rodolfo in La bohème). Prin. ten. Zurich Opera House from 1964; Vienna Volksoper 1964–8, Scottish Opera 1968–71, WNO 1971. Repertoire of over 80 roles, incl. Loge, Herod, Peter Grimes, Vere, and Aschenbach. Sang Kent in f. Brit. p. of Reimann's Lear (ENO 1989). Expert on Viennese operetta. Frequent broadcaster of mus. talks and author of Legendary Voices (1992) and More Legendary Voices (1994).