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Ian Bostridge

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1964

About Ian Bostridge:

Ian Charles Bostridge CBE (born 25 December 1964) is an English tenor, well known for his performances as an opera and lieder singer.

Bostridge was born in London, the son of Leslie Bostridge and Lillian (née Clark). His father was a chartered surveyor. Bostridge is the great-grandson of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper from the early twentieth century, John "Tiny" Joyce.

He was a Queen's scholar at Westminster School. He attended St John's College, Oxford, where he secured a First in modern history and St John's College, Cambridge, where he received an M.Phil in the history and philosophy of science. He was awarded his D.Phil from Oxford in 1990, on the significance of witchcraft in English public life from 1650 to 1750, supervised by Keith Thomas. He worked in television current affairs and documentaries for two years in London before becoming a British Academy post-doctoral fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, teaching political theory and eighteenth-century British history. He became a full-time singer in 1995, aged 30.His book Witchcraft and Its Transformations, c. 1650–1750 was published as an Oxford Historical Monograph in 1997. This – "the most sophisticated and original of all recent histories of early modern demonology" according to Professor Stuart Clark ("Witchcraft and Magic in Europe" volume 4, p139, 2002, – has been an influential work in the study of the pre-Enlightenment. It "achiev that rarest of feats in the scholarly world: taking a well-worn subject and ensuring that it will never be looked at in quite the same way again" (Noel Malcolm, TLS). In 1991 he won the National Federation of Music Societies Award and from 1992 received support from the Young Concert Artists Trust.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
2Ombra mai fu Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Listen! Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes/Elviro
4Lausch Geliebter Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
5O sink hernieder (Love Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
6Tarquinius does not dare Popularity:

Opera: The Rape of LucretiaComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
7Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Dear Father Trulove Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
9Who cares a fig Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
10Madmen's words are all untrue Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
11With Roses Crowned Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
12Here I stand Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
13In a foolish dream Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
14My tale shall be told Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
15Now 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
16Thanks to this excellent device Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.18

Type: duetVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
17Sold! Annoyed! Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
18If boys had wings Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
19My heart is cold Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
20Could it then have been known Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.11

Type: trioVoice: S T MzLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Baba the Turk
21Prepare yourselves Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
22I have waited Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
23All is ready, sir. Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Br/B TLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow/Tom Rakewell
24Always the quarry Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
25Love too frequently betrayed Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
26Forgive me, master Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
27Vary the song Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell
28Leave all love and hope behind Popularity:

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

Type: choirVoice: Language: English

Roles:
29The 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
30Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
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