Alfred Piccaver

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1958

About Alfred Piccaver:

Alfred Piccaver (5 February 1884 - 23 September 1958) was a British-American operatic tenor. He was particularly noted for his performances as Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini's La bohème and other popular mainstream operatic roles.

Piccaver was born on 5 February 1884 in the Lincolnshire town of Long Sutton to chemist Frederick Herman Piccaver (born 1864, died 17 February 1916) and his wife Sarah Ann Sissons. The Piccavers had been farm laborers, but there were also claims of Spanish ancestry dating back to the Spanish Armada. At a young age, Alfred emigrated with his family to the United States of America. The family resettled in Albany, NY and took out American citizenship. Frederick Piccaver worked as head brewer of the Beverwyck Brewery. Alfred joined the choir of Albany's St. Peter's Episcopal Church as a boy soprano. He also became a soloist at the North Reformed Church in Watervliet. The young Piccaver went on to study voice with S. Graham Nobbes, who had been chief instructor of the Emma Willard Conservatory of Music and with Allan Lindsay, conductor of the Troy Conservatory of Music. Alfred later trained to be electrical engineer but he had a talent for singing and in 1905 he enrolled at the Metropolitan School of Opera. The school's director Heinrich Conried recognised his considerable vocal ability and in 1907 sent the young Alfred to Prague, where he studied with Ludmilla Prochazka-Neumann (1872–1954).

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Alfred Piccaver

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
2Addio fiorito asil Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
3M'appari, tutt'amor Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
4No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
5Ah! si ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
6Ma se m'e forza perderti Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
7Viva il vino spumeggiante Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.19-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lola
8Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
9In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
10Angelo casto e bel Popularity:

Opera: Duc d'AlbeComposer: DonizettiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
11Das susse Lied verhallt Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa/Lohengrin
12Deserto in terra Popularity:

Opera: Don Sebastie PortugalComposer: DonizettiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
13Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
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