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Bryn Terfel

Singer details:

Voice: Bass-baritone
Nationality: Welsh
Year of Birth: 1965

About Bryn Terfel:

Sir Bryn Terfel Jones, CBE (Welsh pronunciation: ; born 9 November 1965) is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Figaro and Don Giovanni, but has subsequently shifted his attention to heavier roles, especially those by Wagner.

Bryn Terfel Jones was born in Pant Glas, Caernarfonshire, Wales, the son of a farmer. His first language is Welsh. He knew of another Welsh baritone named Bryn Jones, so chose Bryn Terfel as his professional name. He had an interest in and talent for music from a very young age. A family friend taught him how to sing, starting with traditional Welsh songs.

After winning numerous competitions for his singing, he moved to London in 1984 and entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied under Rudolf Piernay. He graduated in 1989, winning both the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award and the Gold Medal. The same year he came second behind Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition, but won the Lieder Prize.

In 1990, Terfel made his operatic début as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at the Welsh National Opera, and later in the same season he sang the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, a role with which he made his debut with the English National Opera in 1991.

His international operatic career began that same year when he sang the Speaker in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and he made his United States début as Figaro at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Sorge infausta una procella Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
2Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
3Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
4Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
5La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
6Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
7O du mein holder Abendstern Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
8Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
9Intanto amici Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.19-1

Type: duet,choirVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lola
10Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
11If boys had wings Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
12How dark, how dark and dreadful is this place Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.11

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
13Master, are you alone? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
14My tale shall be told Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
15Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
16Sold! Annoyed! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
17Well, then. My heart is wild with fear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
18Who cares a fig Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
19Thanks to this excellent device Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.18

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
20Forgive me, master Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
21Dear Father Trulove Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
22Ha vinto amore Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Oracle
23Die Frist ist um Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
24Ai capricci della sorte Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Isabella
25Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
26Signora ella mi disse che Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Marcellina/Rosina/Figaro
27Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
28Se a caso madama la notte di chiama Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
29Cosa stai misurando Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
30Ecco la marcia andiamo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Rosina
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