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Eugene Conley

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death: 1981

About Eugene Conley:

Eugene Conley (March 12, 1908 – December 18, 1981) was a celebrated American operatic tenor.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Conley studied under Ettore Verna, and made his official debut as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1940. In 1945, he first appeared with the New York City Opera, as Rodolfo in La bohème, and went on to appear with that company until 1950. He also sang with the Opéra-Comique in Paris, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (I puritani, 1950; and Les vêpres siciliennes opposite Maria Callas, 1951), and Covent Garden in London.

The tenor made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1950, in the title role of Faust, and appeared with the Met many times until 1956.

On television, he appeared on "The Voice of Firestone" (1950–53) and "Cavalcade of Stars" (1951-52).

Conley was artist-in-residence at the University of North Texas College of Music from 1960 until his retirement in 1978. From 1960 to 1967, he directed its Opera Workshop. In his retirement year, he presented a joint recital at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, with soprano Maria Powell. Among his students was Henry Price (tenor). He died in Denton, Texas, at the age of seventy-three.

Conley's discography includes complete recordings of Faust (with Eleanor Steber and Cesare Siepi, for Columbia, 1951), the first recording of The Rake's Progress (conducted by the composer, Igor Stravinsky, for Columbia, 1953), and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (conducted by Arturo Toscanini, for RCA, 1953). In 1999, VAI published, on Compact Discs, a 1952 performance of Rigoletto from the New Orleans Opera Association, with Leonard Warren, Hilde Gueden, Conley, and the young Norman Treigle as Count Monterone, conducted by Walter Herbert. A "pirated" recording of the Verdi Requiem exists, with Herva Nelli and Conley, conducted by Guido Cantelli (1954).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
2Ah! del padre in periglio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
3Ah! dove il perfido Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Ottavio/Masetto
4Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
5Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
6All is ready, sir. Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br/B TLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow/Tom Rakewell
7Always the quarry Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
8Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
9Anne, my dear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.24

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: English

Roles: Father Trulove/Anne Trulove
10Anne, my dear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove/Father Trulove
11Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
12Bisogna aver coraggio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.27

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Elvira/Ottavio/Anna/Leporello
13C'est ici suivez moi Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T B-Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Siébel
14Calmatevi idol mio! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio/Anna
15Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
16Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
17Come mai creder deggio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
18Could it then have been known Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.11

Type: trioVoice: S T MzLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Baba the Turk
19Dear Father Trulove Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
20Dieu mais ce Dieu que peut il Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
21Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
22E il sol dell'anima Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
23Farewell, farewell for now! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell
24Forgive me, master Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
25Fuggi crudele fuggi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
26Giovanna ho dei rimorsi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Duke
27Here I stand Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
28How 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
29How sad a song Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.17

Type: choirVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother Goose
30I am exceeding weary Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.22

Type: recitative, ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove
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