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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
61Jeder Künstler strebt nach Ehre Popularity:

Opera: SchauspieldirektorComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: trioVoice: S T SLanguage: German

Roles: Silberklang/Vogelsang/Madame Herz
62Hier seid ihr euch beide allein überlassen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
63Scorto da te mio Nume Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
64Eccoti in me barbaro Nume Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
65Quello di Tito e il volto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto/Tito/Publio
66Godiam la pace Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: T B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Two Trojans/Two Cretan women
67Qual mi conturba i sensi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
68Morden soll ich? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: spokenVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Sarastro
69The 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
70Io non dirò Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice
71He da! Was da! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Papageno
72Volgi intorno lo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdote/Idomeneo
73Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
74Capitano v'attende la fazione Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago/Roderigo/Montano
75Adesso oh Sesto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annio/Sesto/Tito
76A wandering minstrel Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo
77Che orror che tradimento Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito
78Messeri il Doge Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Roderigo/Iago
79Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
80Prence signor tutta la Grecia Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
81Stupenda vittoria Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
82He lichter her! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
83Ecco il misero resto de Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
84Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
85Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
86Sesto de tuoi delitti Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito/Annio/Servilia
87God o' Mercy Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
88Quell innocente un fremito Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17

Type: quartetVoice: Mz T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Cassio/Roderigo/Lodovico
89No cosi scellerato Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito/Annio/Publio
90Sventurata sidon Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
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