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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
1The woods are green Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.01

Type: duet,trioVoice: S T BLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Father Trulove
2Anne, my dear Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove/Father Trulove
3Rien...en vain j'interroge Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
4Here I stand Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
5Since it is not by merit Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
6Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
7Si può Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: quintetVoice: B Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Benoît/Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline/Schaunard
8Ah! del padre in periglio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
9Fuggi crudele fuggi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
10Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
11Dieu mais ce Dieu que peut il Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
12I wished but once! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br/B BLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow/Father Trulove
13Non sono in vena! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
14I ll call the coachman sir Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br/B BLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow/Father Trulove
15Me voici d'ou vient ta surprise Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
16Farewell, farewell for now! Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell
17Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
18All is ready, sir. Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Br/B TLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow/Tom Rakewell
19Dear Father Trulove Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
20A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
21Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
22Stolta paura Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
23Love too frequently betrayed Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
24Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
25How sad a song Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother Goose
26The sun is bright Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.18

Type: choirVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow
27Come mai creder deggio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
28Bisogna aver coraggio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.27

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Elvira/Ottavio/Anna/Leporello
29Protegga il giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-1

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio
30Vary the song Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
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