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Chris Merritt

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1952

About Chris Merritt:

Chris Merritt (born September 27, 1952 in Oklahoma City) is an American tenor.

Merritt began piano studies at 8 years of age with Viola Knight. During this time, he also studied art at the Oklahoma Museum of Art. At 9 years of age he began dance studies under Jewel Grigsby. He credits Al Ossenkopp, one of the music teachers at his Oklahoma City high school, with inspiring him to take up a singing career.

Finally, Merritt began singing lessons in the preparatory department of Oklahoma City University at 15 years of age. His teacher was Florence Gillam Birdwell. By this time, he had already changed piano studies to Oklahoma City University (OCU) preparatory department with Dr. Robert Laughlin. It was also at OCU where he made his first operatic appearance in Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe, at the age of 17, in a university production and singing alongside university-school-mate Leona Mitchell. At 18 and 19 years of age he performed and studied at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, Arkansas, under direction of Dr. Isaac van Grove. At age 20 he was accepted at the Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia as fellowship artist where he studied and coached with John Moriarti, Benton Hess and Rhoda Levine. At age 21 he was accepted into the summer season "Apprentice Program for Singers" at The Santa Fe Opera. During his college career at Oklahoma City University from 1970 to 1978, Merritt's voice teachers were Inez Lunsford Silberg and Florence Gillam Birdwell. Later, he also received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from that institution.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
2Di quella pira Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
3A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
4Credeasi misera Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.10

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo/Riccardo/Giorgio
5Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
6Si ritrovarla io giuro Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro
7Manrico? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruiz/Manrico
8Ah! si ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
9Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
10Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
11La speranza piu soave Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idreno
12Vieni fra queste braccia Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
13Condotta ell'era in ceppi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena
14Tombe degli avi miei Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
15Arrigo ah parli a un core Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena/Arrigo
16O patria Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: S T B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena/Danieli/Procida/Arrigo/Guido
17Angelo casto e bel Popularity:

Opera: Duc d'AlbeComposer: DonizettiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
18Tu vedrai che amore in terra Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
19Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
20Amor..possente nome! Popularity:

Opera: ArmidaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
21Dal piu remoto esilio Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
22Giorno di pianto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
23Qui di sposa eterna fede Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Edgardo
24Madre non dormi? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
25Or dove fuggo io mai Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Bruno
26Eccomi a voi miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: Donna del lago, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27Non indugiare Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: quintetVoice: T B Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Ping/Pang/Pong
28In quale aspetto imbelle Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
29Da quel di che lei perduta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort
30Svanir le voci Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
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