Featured Destination

January 2019: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself and others that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Anna Russell
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Maida Vale, London
Born on 27th of December 1911
Died on 18th of October 2006

Anna Russell studied at the RCM, and made a few professional appearances in opera (and even folk song), but her fame was to be found in anything but serious music. Quite the opposite she had a gift for comedy intentional and otherwise (once inadvertantly demolishing a stage set), and found her niche as a parodist of operas and the operatic, Wagner her greatest target, with Gilbert and Sullivan a close second, and of any other style of music that took her fancy (and itself too seriously). After her youth in England she lived much of her life in Canada, though touring took her around the world.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Anna Russell?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3750 views since 3rd January 2008

Brit Quote:
Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore. - Auberon Waugh
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Braddock Down - 1643, 1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid - 1915, The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion - 1917
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages