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Florence Smithson

(1884-1936), Actress

Sitter in 32 portraits
Florence Smithson had a voice of operatic quality, with a wide range; she could sing soft high Ds and Es that were almost unearthly in their quality. Her most famous role was Sombra in The Arcadians, in which she sang 'The Pipes of Pan' and 'Arcady Is Ever Young'.

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Florence Smithson, by Unknown photographer - NPG x22629

Florence Smithson

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x22629

Florence Smithson, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198034

Florence Smithson

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x198034

Florence Smithson, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198035

Florence Smithson

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x198035

Florence Smithson, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Aristophot Co Ltd - NPG x198036

Florence Smithson

by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900s
NPG x198036

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198027

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1905
NPG x198027

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198028

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1905
NPG x198028

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198029

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1905
NPG x198029

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198032

Florence Smithson as Chandra Nil in 'Blue Moon'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, 1905
NPG x198032

Florence Smithson, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198033

Florence Smithson

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x198033

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Richard Duployen

14 March 2018, 11:12

Update.

Her recording of the Waltz Song "For tonight" from "Tom Jones" (Edward German) is available on youtube.

Be prepared to be amazed at her ending (not in the score)!

Richard Duployen, Oxon..

Richard Duployen.

13 March 2018, 18:32

She made beautiful records of those and two of the three Waltz Song alternatives in Act lll. Those were transferred to c. d..

I'm not sure if there are other recordings available. Try YouTube