The Fabulous Miss Denny Dayviss

DENNY DAYVISS  the Singerportrait


Denny Dayviss,Soprano, was born in South Africa of British parents and started singing at the age of four.



She received her early tuition from her grandmother and at the age of fifteen Denny could sing most of the lyric operatic repertoire..Mimi, Madame Butterfly,Susanna and Countess in the Marriage of Figaro....


Denny came to London and gained admission to the Royal Academy of Music.She studied with Roy Henderson and later became a pupil of Dame Maggie Teyte who taught her the role of Melisande and the art of French song. She became interested also in Operetta,Musicals and Pantomine touring frequently in British Theaters,also singing Recitals with Pianist Nina Walker, in London,Sweden,Greece, Germany, Italy and guesting in Operatic Reperoire in the U.S.A. Spain and England.


In 1968 she set aside her own singing career to become an impresario,presenting in London more than twenty five concert performances of generally neglected Operas ,all featuring the most celebrated international singers.


DENNY DAYVISS the Impresario.


 puce 07.01.1968 Meyerbeer : Les Huguenots. Joan Sutherland, *Martina Arroyo, Nicola Ghiuselev, *Huguette Tourangeau cond Richard Bonynge 
 puce 14.01.1968 Marilyn Home in Concert (concert debut) cond *Henry Lewis

 puce 04.10.1968 Donizetti : Lucrezia Borgia. #Montserrat Caballe, -Ruggero Raimondi, Huguette Tourangeau cond Richard Bonynge

 puce 03.11.1968 Verdi : Nabucco. Piero Cappucilli, *Elena Suliotis, Boris Christoff cond *Mario Gusella 
 puce 09.02.1969 Rossini : Semiramide. Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Home, Clifford Grant cond Richard Bonynge 
 puce 22.06.1969 Bellini : 11 Pirata. Montserrat Caballe, *Bernabe Marti, *Vincenzo Sardinero cond Carlo Felice Cillario 
 puce 30.11.1969 Ponchieli : La Gioconda. Elena Suliotis, *Mignon Dunn, *Sherrill Milnes, Bernabe Marti cond Carlo Felice Cillario 
 puce 08.02.1970 Giordano : Andrea Chenier. Carlo Bergonzi, *Angeles Gulin, Sherrill Milnes cond *Anton Guadagno 
 puce 29.03.1970 Donizetti : Roberto Devereux. Monserrat Caballe, *Tatiana Troyanos, Bernabe Marti cond Sir Charles Mackerras 
 puce 02.04.1970 Montserrat Caballe - First London recital

 puce 26.04.1971 Bellini : Norma. Montserrat Caballe, Fiorenza Cossotto, Bernabe Marti, No Vinco cond Carlo Felice Cillario 
 puce 18.07.1971 Donizetti : Maria Stuarda. Montserrat Caballe, Shirley Verrett, -Jose Carreras cond *Garcia Asensio 
 puce 25.05.1972 Boito : Mefistofele. Cesare Siepi, Jose Carreras, *Carol Neblett cond Anton Guadagno 
 puce 18.06.1972 A Night of Zarzuela - Montserrat Caballe, Bemabe Marti cond Eugenio Marco 
 puce 04.03.1973 Halevy : La Juive. Richard Tucker, *Yasuko Hayashi cond Anton Guadagno (broadcast by Radio 3) 
 puce 03.06.1973 Saint-Saens : Samson et Dalila. Placido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Robert Massard cond Georges Pretre 
 puce 10.07.1973 Donizetti : Caterina Cornaro (British premiere). Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras cond Carlo Felice Cillario

 puce 03.11.1973 Contemporary Music concert with Sonor ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL 
 puce 04.02.1974 Bellini : I Puritani. Alfredo Kraus, *Vasso Papantoniou, *Ryan Edwards, Nicola Ghiuselev cond *Eve Queler

 puce 09.10.1974 Duo Recital - Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli (last London appearances) ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL 
 puce 11.10.1974 Verdi : Attila. *Justino Diaz, Ann Edwards, Ryan Edwards cond Anton Guadagno 
 puce 30.10.1974 Verdi : Ernani. Vasso Papantoniou, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Francisco Ortiz cond #Reynald Giovaninetti 
 puce 12.05.1975 Radio-TV Symphony Orchestra of Spain, Narciso Yepes (guitar) cond Garcia Asensio 
 puce 29.05.1975 Cilea : Adriana Lecouvreur. Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, *Bianca Berini, Piero del Palma cond Gianfranco Masini 
 puce 09.07.1975 Bloch : Macbeth (British premiere). Ryan Edwards, Helga Demesch, Patricia Payne cond Jose Serebrier (broadcast by Radio 3)

 puce 18.12.1975 A Night of Offenbach - Jeanne Rhodes cond Jean Perisson

 puce 03.11.1982 Puccini : Turandot (world premiere of authentic Puccini/Alfano ending). Sylvia Sass, Franco Bonisolli, Barbara Hendricks, Hugues Cuenod cond Owain Arwel Hughes 
 puce 17.04,1983 Ponchielli : La Gioconda. *Ghena Dimitrova. Placido Domingo, Piero Cappucilli, *Barbara Conrad, Rodney Macann, Elizabeth Bainbridge cond Anton Guadagno 
 puce 05.06.1983 Cherubim : Medea (Royal Gala Performance in memory of Maria Callas) Grace Bumbry, ASiegfried Jerusalem, *Aana Maria Gonzalez, Dimitri Kavrakos, Linda Finnie. Special staging Stefan Janski. Cond *Elio Boncompagni 
 puce 14.09.1983 Strauss : Der Rosenkavalier. (First showing of new print of historic film, specially made for the occasion). Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Anneliese Rothenberg, Otto Edelmann, Erich Kunz cond Herbert von Karajan 
 puce 11.10.1983 Gershwin : Brian Stanborough plays and conducts ; Rhapsody in Blue. Concerton in F, American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Promenade and Preludes. 
 puce 05.05.1984 Concert of Popular Songs - Jose Cameras

 puce 09.02.1986 Denny Dayviss, Gustav Sacher, Nina Walker - Recital 
 puce 14.09.1988 #Raul Gimenez, Nina Walker - Recital

(* = British debut, # = London Debut, — = International debut, A = British opera debut).

COLLABORATION with Brian Stanboroughimage

After a broken jaw accident in 1975,Denny Dayviss returned to her singing ,as therapy,with Brian Stanborough. Within a month she was singing Concerts and recitals with him and their collaboration would last throughout the years. 1978/79 Concerts in France. Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Centre Culturel Nancy, Salle Gaveau Paris.

 puce1982 Recording of Album TRUE LOVE. Songs of Cole Porter and Ivor Novello (insertion photo true love CD) 
 puce1984 Concerts in Bordeaux and Gironde.

 puce1985 Festival ROBERT STOLZ Bordeaux.

Concert Théâtre Elysée-Montmartre Paris ,Perpignan, Bergerac. Master Class with Brian Stanborough and Gustav Sacher in Grand Théâtre de Perpignan and Bordeaux.

 puce1986/90 Frequent Master Classes in Toulon.

 puce1990/91 Touring Côte d'Azur....Cannes, Antibes,Monte Carlo,Draguignan,Toulon in Operetta Productions "La Belle de Cadiz" and

"100 Years of French Operette " with Brian Stanborough conducting.

 puce1992 Concert Tour in France Bordeaux,Bergerac,Nuits Saint George,Dijon .....

 puce1993 London Recital St.Johns Smith Square

Concert Ilkley Dance Festival, U.K.

 puce1997 Master Class with Brian Stanborough MARBELLA Spain.

 puce1998 Master Class Marbella.

 puce2003 Appointed Patron to BORDEAUX INTERNATIONAL CHOIR

 puce2004 Saint Cecilia Mass Concert Bordeaux

Concert à  Bordeaux
M.Jon Andrew Tenor Amanda Gedge Wallace Soprano, Brian Stanborough, Denny Dayviss, André Heijboer Baritone

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