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Howell Glynne

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: Welsh
Year of Birth: 1906
Year of Death: 1969

About Howell Glynne:

Howell Glynne (24 January 1906 – 24 November 1969) was an operatic bass. He was born in Britain but lived the latter years of his life in Canada, and taught singing at the University of Toronto.

He was born in Britain as Howell Glynne Jones on 24 January 1906, in Swansea, South Wales. He studied under Ben Davies and Reinhold von Warlich.

He made his operatic debut in 1931 as Sparafucile in Rigoletto.

In the 1950s he appeared at Covent Garden, London, and other venues in Boris Godunov, Fidelio, The Bohemian Girl, Der Rosenkavalier, Le coq d'or, Aida, The Midsummer Marriage and other operas, Die Fledermaus and La Cenerentola. He appeared as Fiesco in the English revival of Simon Boccanegra, with Arnold Matters in the title role. In 1962 he sang Pooh-Bah in a radio broadcast of The Mikado.

He created the roles of Ford in the first professional performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love (April 1946), Joseph Lavatte in Sir Arthur Bliss's opera The Olympians (1949), and in Canada, the Hon William McDougall in Harry Somers’ opera Louis Riel (1967). He appeared as the Ghost in the first performance in English of Humphrey Searle's opera Hamlet, in Toronto in February 1969.

His students included Stafford Dean. His recordings include excerpts from Simon Boccanegra, Merrie England, The Merry Widow, and a complete Tosca (as the Sacristan, to Renata Tebaldi's Tosca).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mario Cavaradossi? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/A Jailer
2Vittoria Vittoria! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
3Mario su presto! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Sciarrone
4E qual via scegliete? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
5Gia mi dicon venal Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
6Ha piu forte sapore Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
7Orsu Tosca parlate Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
8E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
9Ed io venivo a lui Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
10Tosca finalmente mia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
11Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
12Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
13Gente la dentro! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
14Or tutto e chiaro Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
15Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
16E sempre lava Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
17Meno male! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
18Nel pozzo del giardino Vittoria Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
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