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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
1Svanir le voci Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
2Manrico? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruiz/Manrico
3Deh! scusa i trasporti Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norfolk/Leicester
4O sdegni tacete Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena
5E dolce raggio Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Elena
6Madre non dormi? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
7Signori ecco una lettera Popularity:

Opera: Viaggio a Reims, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: Voice: T cA S BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Non indugiare Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: quintetVoice: T B Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Ping/Pang/Pong
9Da quel di che lei perduta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort
10Amica man sollievo al martir Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Guido/Elena/Bethune/Procida
11Sogno o son desto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Guido
12Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
13Non m'inganno al mio rivale Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Angelo casto e bel Popularity:

Opera: Duc d'AlbeComposer: DonizettiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
15Ah! segnar invano io tento Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Argirio
16Si ritrovarla io giuro Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro
17A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
18Tombe degli avi miei Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
19Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
20Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
21La brezza aleggia intorno Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
22Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
23Eccomi a voi miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: Donna del lago, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
24In quale aspetto imbelle Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
25Di quella pira Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
26Giorno di pianto Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
27Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
28Ah! si ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
29Ah! da tue luci angeliche Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
30Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
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