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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
1Master, are you alone? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
2Ladies, both fair and gracious Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Sellem
3Forgive me, master Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
4Leave all love and hope behind Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: Language: English

Roles:
5Here I stand Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
6How sad a song Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother Goose
7Very 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
8Now 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
9Prepare yourselves Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
10Sold! Annoyed! Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
11My heart is cold Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
12Farewell, farewell for now! Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell
13If boys had wings Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
14Anne, my dear Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: English

Roles: Father Trulove/Anne Trulove
15Where art thou, Venus? Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
16There he is Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Keeper of the Madhouse
17In a foolish dream Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
18Mourn for Adonis Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: Language: English

Roles:
19Madmen's words are all untrue Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
20Since it is not by merit Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
21Love too frequently betrayed Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
22With Roses Crowned Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
23Who cares a fig Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
24I 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
25I have waited Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
26The sun is bright Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow
27I am exceeding weary Popularity:

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

Type: recitative, ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove
28Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
29My tale shall be told Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
30Anne, my dear Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove/Father Trulove
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