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Donald Maxwell

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Scottish
Year of Birth: 1948

About Donald Maxwell:

Donald Maxwell (born 12 December 1948) is a Scottish operatic baritone, director and teacher. He has sung with all of the leading British opera companies, as well as La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opéra, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and Théâtre Musical de Paris, among others. He has also sung on the concert stage, in performances broadcast on radio and television, and on recordings.

Maxwell was born in Perth, Scotland, and studied geography at the University of Edinburgh, and singing with Joseph Hislop. He taught geography from 1971 to 1976 while singing with several amateur groups in Scotland.

In 1977, Maxwell began his professional opera career with Scottish Opera. He also performed in the light entertainment duo "Music Box" with Linda Ormiston. He has performed both leading and character roles since then, including major roles in several operas by each of Leoš Janáček, Benjamin Britten, Arthur Sullivan and Giuseppe Verdi. He was Artistic Director of the Buxton Festival, Director of the National Opera Studio and Head of Opera Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for several years. Since 1987, Maxwell has been a regular performer with The Royal Opera. He performs regularly with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and gives an annual masterclass in Taunton, Somerset, presented by, but not restricted to, Somerset Opera, of which he is patron.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Largo al factotum Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
2Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
3Ah! tutti contenti Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-4

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
4Com'e gentil Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
5O cruel, cruel case! Popularity:

Opera: Beggar's Opera, TheComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
6Gente all armi all armi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-1

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
7O vin dissipe la tristesse Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hamlet
8Doute de la lumiere Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles:
9When my cue comes call me Popularity:

Opera: Midsummer Night's Dream, AComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Bottom
10Pour me rapprocher de Marie Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
11Within this frail crucible of light Popularity:

Opera: The Rape of LucretiaComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
12Tis woman that seduces all mankind Popularity:

Opera: Beggar's Opera, TheComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
13Spectre infernal Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles:
14Tarquinius does not dare Popularity:

Opera: The Rape of LucretiaComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
15Asleep, my love? Popularity:

Opera: Midsummer Night's Dream, AComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
16J'ai pu frapper le miserable Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles:
17Sweet Moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams Popularity:

Opera: Midsummer Night's Dream, AComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
18If the heart of a man is depressed with cares Popularity:

Opera: Beggar's Opera, TheComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
19Thus gamesters united in friendship Popularity:

Opera: Beggar's Opera, TheComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
20Io vi dico signor Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Antonio/Count
21Man may escape from rope and gun Popularity:

Opera: Beggar's Opera, TheComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
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