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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
1Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
2Oh Dio! Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-1

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
3Qu'attendez vous encore Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
4Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
5Mourn for Adonis Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.27

Type: choirVoice: Language: English

Roles:
6Where art thou, Venus? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.26

Type: recitative,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
7Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
8Anne, my dear Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: English

Roles: Father Trulove/Anne Trulove
9I am exceeding weary Popularity:

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

Type: recitative, ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove
10In a foolish dream Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.21

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
11I have waited Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.20

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
12There he is Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.19

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Keeper of the Madhouse
13Leave all love and hope behind Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.18

Type: choirVoice: Language: English

Roles:
14Madmen's words are all untrue Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
15Prepare yourselves Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.16

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
16With Roses Crowned Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
17Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
18Well, then. My heart is wild with fear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
19Very well, then, my dear and good Tom Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow
20Tête folle Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
21How 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
22O nuit d'amour Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
23Il se fait tard adieu Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
24Who cares a fig Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
25If boys had wings Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
26Vieni fra queste braccia Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
27Now what was that? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: English

Roles: Baba the Turk/Anne Trulove/Sellem
28Sold! Annoyed! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
29Marcello. Finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello
30Who hears me knows me Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.04

Type: aria, recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Sellem
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