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Anthony Rolfe Johnson

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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
31Roderigo beviam Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
32Rex me redire cogit Popularity:

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/cA tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Apollo/Melia/Oebalus
33Rex de salute filii Popularity:

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/cA T tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia
34Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
35Questi i campi di Tracia Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
36Quest e il segnale Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago
37Quello di Tito e il volto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto/Tito/Publio
38Quell innocente un fremito Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17

Type: quartetVoice: Mz T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Cassio/Roderigo/Lodovico
39Qual risuona qui intorno Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
40Qual onor di te Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
41Qual mi conturba i sensi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
42Principessa a tuoi sguardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idamante
43Pria di partir oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra
44Prence signor tutta la Grecia Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
45Possente Spirto Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
46Popoli a voi l'ultima legge Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
47Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
48Oh! voi di marte e di nettuno Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
49Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
50O dolcissimi lumi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.08

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice/Orfeo/Spirito I/Spirito III
51Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
52Nun stolzer Jungling nur hierher Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: quartetVoice: T S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Pamina/Tamino/Sarastro
53Now the Great Bear and Pleiades Popularity:

Opera: Peter GrimesComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
54Non ho colpa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
55Non est quis ergo Nate Popularity:

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: tr/S TLanguage: Latin

Roles: Hyacinthus/Oebalus
56No cosi scellerato Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito/Annio/Publio
57Niun mi tema Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
58Natus cadit atque Deus Popularity:

Opera: Apollo et HyacinthusComposer: MozartAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: T tr/SLanguage: Latin

Roles: Oebalus/Melia
59Morden soll ich? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: spokenVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Sarastro
60Messeri il Doge Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Roderigo/Iago
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