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Geraint Evans

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Welsh
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 1992

About Geraint Evans:

Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans (16 February 1922 – 19 September 1992) was a Welsh bass-baritone noted for operatic roles including Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and the title roles in Falstaff and Wozzeck. He sang more than 70 different roles in a career that lasted from his first appearance at Covent Garden in 1948 to his farewell there in 1984.

Evans was born in Cilfynydd, the only son of William John Evans (1899–1978), a coal miner, and his wife, Charlotte May, née Thomas (1901–1923). His family was Welsh speaking, and Evans spoke Welsh before he learned English.On leaving school, aged 14, he worked as a window dresser for the High Class Ladies' Wear store in Pontypridd. In his spare time, he took singing lessons in Cardiff from Idloes Owen, who went on to found the Welsh National Opera as well as singing with the local Methodist choir and the local amateur dramatic society. On the outbreak of World War II, he volunteered for the Royal Air Force; he was trained as a radio mechanic, but also took part in services entertainments. After the war he worked for the British Forces Radio Network in Hamburg, where he sang with the radio chorus and took lessons from the baritone Theo Herrmann. He then studied with Fernando Carpi in Geneva and at the Guildhall School of Music in London with Walter Hyde.

During a career that lasted from his first appearance at Covent Garden in January 1948 to his farewell at the same house in June 1984, Evans played more than seventy roles. He made his operatic début as the nightwatchman in Die Meistersinger at the Royal Opera House in 1948 and was given the role of Figaro in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro there in 1949, a part which he went on to sing more than 500 times during his international career. It was as Figaro that he made his début at La Scala, Milan in 1960, the first British singer to appear there since the war. His Vienna Staatsoper début as a last-minute replacement impressed Herbert von Karajan, who offered him a contract with the company, but Evans declined, believing that his place was at Covent Garden, which he always regarded as his operatic home; despite international success he always called himself "Sir David 's boy."

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.31

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Papagena/Papageno
2Madamina il catalogo e questo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
3Soave sia il vento Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: trioVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
4Fin ch'han dal vino Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
5Se vuol ballare Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
6Notte e giorno faticar Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
7Esulti pur la Barbara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
8Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
9Cinque..dieci..venti Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: B-Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Susanna
10Vedro mentr'io sospiro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
11Bella siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Don Pasquale
12Solenne in quest'ora Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Alvaro
13Come Paride vezzoso Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina/Nemorino
14Io son ricco e tu sei bella (Barcaruola) Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
15Cheti cheti immantinente Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Don Pasquale
16Scintille diamant Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
17Hm! hm! hm! hm! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
18La vita e inferno all infelice Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
19Urna fatale del mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
20Donne mie la fate a tanti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo
21Il core vi dono Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Guglielmo
22As some day it may happen Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko
23Venti scudi Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
24O tu che in seno agli angeli Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
25E s'altra prova rinvenir potessi? Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
26Benedette queste carte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Giannetta/Nemorino
27Non siate ritrosi Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.30-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo
28Come sen va contento Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
29Alla bella Despinetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: sextetVoice: B Br T S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
30Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando
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