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Anthony Rolfe Johnson

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1940
Year of Death: 2010

About Anthony Rolfe Johnson:

Anthony Rolfe Johnson CBE (5 November 1940 – 21 July 2010) was an English operatic tenor.

Anthony Rolfe Johnson was born in Tackley in Oxfordshire. As a boy, he demonstrated musical ability and sang as a boy soprano, making a record with HMV. Despite his ability, he did not consider singing as a career and instead went to study for an agricultural degree. He worked as a farm manager, and would sing church hymns to his herd of cows. He joined a choral society in Crawley, West Sussex, and was encouraged by another member to pursue a professional singing career.

Rolfe Johnson studied with Ellis Keeler and Vera Rózsa at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was also tutored by Peter Pears.

He first appeared in opera in the chorus and in small roles at the Glyndebourne Festival between 1972 and 1976. His major operatic debut was in the role of Count Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta in 1973 with the English Opera Group. The same year, he held his first professional recital at the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre. In 1975, Rolfe Johnson made his Glyndebourne debut, singing the role of Lensky in Eugene Onegin, for which he won the John Christie Award. In 1978 he made his first appearance with English National Opera, as Tamino in The Magic Flute.

In the course of a long and varied career he performed in Handel's oratorios, sang the role of Evangelist in J. S. Bach's St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, and sang solos in Haydn's The Seasons and The Creation. Operas he recorded include Mozart's The Magic Flute, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Mozart's Idomeneo and La clemenza di Tito, and Britten's Peter Grimes as well as appearing in the latter's War Requiem, amongst many others. Many of these recordings were made under English conductor John Eliot Gardiner, including Monteverdi's Ulysses and Orfeo and Mozart's Idomeneo.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: quartetVoice: T tr cA MzLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Three boys
2Zu hilfe zu hilfe! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: quartetVoice: T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Three ladies
3Ye torrents roar! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11g

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: cA Br Br T S S/Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing
4Wie wie wie? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
5Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
6Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
7Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum
9Volgi intorno lo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdote/Idomeneo
10Vieni l'aula e deserta Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Otello/Iago
11Vedrommi intorno l'ombra dolente Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
12Ut navis in aequore luxuriante Popularity:

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus
13Una vela una vela Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Montano/Cassio/Iago/Roderigo
14Tutto me noto Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Idomeneo
15Torna la pace al core Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
16Torn'a l'ombra -Dove ten vai Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.11

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Spirito I/Orfeo
17The woods are green Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.01

Type: duet,trioVoice: S T BLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Father Trulove
18The flower that bloom in the spring Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Ko-Ko/Yum-Yum/Pitti-Sing/Pooh-Bah
19The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
20Te della..basta basta Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio/Annio/Tito
21Tamino mein! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

Type: quartetVoice: S T T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Tamino/Two armoured men
22T'ho detto buffone Popularity:

Opera: Finta semplice, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: B T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassandro/Polidoro/Ninetta/Rosina
23Sventurata sidon Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
24Stupenda vittoria Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
25Sposa cara sposa bella Popularity:

Opera: Finta semplice, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Polidoro
26Soll ich dich Teurer nicht mehr sehn? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro/Tamino/Pamina
27Sire alla reggia tua immensa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Ilia/Idomeneo/Elettra
28Siam quasi in porto adesso Popularity:

Opera: Finta semplice, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Fracasso
29Sesto de tuoi delitti Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito/Annio/Servilia
30Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
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