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Christopher Purves

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.

About Christopher Purves:

Christopher Purves (born in Cambridge) is an English bass-baritone.

Purves sang with Opera North in several productions in the seasons 1997 to 2004 and later. He performed with The Sixteen and has an extensive discography. Purves featured on the CD cover as Figaro in Opera in English's release of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in 2004. He was one of the artists on the Lamenti recital (Virgin Classics) which won Record of the Year in 2009 at France's Victoires de la musique classique. He premiered the role of Protector in George Benjamin's 2012 opera, Written on Skin, and the role of Walt Disney in Philip Glass's 2013 opera The Perfect American.

In 2016, Purves was the bass soloist in Beethoven's Ninth at the Proms and later in the year played the title character in Don Giovanni with ENO.

A choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Purves went on to become a member of experimental rock group Harvey and the Wallbangers.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Papagena Papagena Papagena! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
2Dove sei? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
3Regina? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodelinda/Grimoaldo
4Sorge infausta una procella Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
5The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
6Voici des roses Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
7Reverenza! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Quickly
8L'onore? Ladri! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
9Pastorello d'un povero armento Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo
10Tuo drudo e mio rivale Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo
11Di cupido impiego i vanni Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Garibaldo
12Tra sospetti affetti e timori Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo
13Benchè severo ed immutabil fato Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.02

Type: trioVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Plutone/Spirito I/Spirito II
14Quella vita a me funesta Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Cecil
15Ecco l'infido Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Melisso/Alcina
16Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
17Eccomi qua son pronto Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Ford
18So che se andiam la notte Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
19Tirannia gli diede il regno Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Garibaldo
20A quai strani perigli Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante/Morgana
21Che miro? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
22Generosi guerrier deh! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tr BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Melisso
23Mi ravvisi Ruggier dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero/Melisso
24Ma giunge Unulfo Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cT/cA cT/cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido/Unulfo
25Bradamante favella? Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso/Bradamante
26Duca, vedesti mai Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grimoaldo/Garibaldo
27Non temere, Signore! Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eduige/Rodelinda
28Del german nel periglio Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA cT/cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Eduige/Unulfo
29Eduige, t'inganni Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Garibaldo
30Massime cosi indegne Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cT/cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Unulfo/Garibaldo
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