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Ian Wallace

Singer details:

Voice: Bass-baritone
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1919
Year of Death: 2009

About Ian Wallace:

Ian Bryce Wallace OBE (10 July 1919 – 12 October 2009) was an English bass-baritone opera and concert singer, actor and broadcaster of Scottish extraction.

His family intended him for a career in the law, but he was attracted to the stage. Originally an actor in non-musical plays, he was persuaded to try opera and made an immediate success. He played a range of buffo parts in operas, at Glyndebourne and internationally. Wallace maintained a simultaneous career in revue, straight theatre, and broadcasting. He appeared in pantomime and at the Royal Variety Performance. As a broadcaster, he was a long-time panellist on the BBC radio panel game My Music, and he presented a television series of introductions to operas in the 1960s, as well as appearing in light entertainment shows singing a range of songs from ballads to comedy numbers. He performed his one-man show for many years. Flanders and Swann wrote several songs for him, and their best-known novelty song, "The Hippopotamus", became indelibly associated with him.

Wallace was born in London, the only son of a Liberal Member of Parliament, Sir John Wallace and his wife Mary Bryce Wallace (née Temple). He was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read law and joined the Cambridge Footlights. During his World War II service in the Royal Artillery, he organised and starred in troop shows. Wallace was invalided out of the Army in 1944, after he contracted spinal tuberculosis, and decided that his career lay in entertainment rather than the law.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ecco ridente in cielo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
2Vedro mentr'io sospiro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
3Cinque..dieci..venti Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: B-Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Susanna
4Se il mio nome saper Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
5Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
6Un soave non so che Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08-2

Type: duetVoice: T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Angelina
7Contessa perdono Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-3

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
8Pace e gioia sia con voi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
9La vendetta oh! la vendetta Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
10Miei rampolli femminini Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
11Gente all armi all armi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-1

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
12Riconosci in questo amplesso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.07-1

Type: sextetVoice: S T B-Br Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Don Curzio/Figaro/Count/Susanna/Bartolo
13Ehi di casa buona gente Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23-1

Type: quartetVoice: cA/Mz T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Basilio/Figaro
14Tutto e disposto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
15Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
16Ah! quel respect Madame Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Count Ory/Adèle
17Pace mio dolce tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Figaro
18Signor una parola Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: quintetVoice: cA/Mz B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelina/Magnifico/Clorinda/Dandini/Ramiro
19Cosa stai misurando Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
20Or bene ascolta e taci Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
21Cosa sento! Tosto andate Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Basilio
22Esci ormai garzon malnato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
23Un segreto d'importanza Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dandini/Magnifico
24Ora mi sento meglio Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Bartolo
25Zitto zitto piano piano Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Dandini
26Signora ella mi disse che Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Marcellina/Rosina/Figaro
27Principino dove siete Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Clorinda/Tisbe/Dandini/Ramiro
28Fredda ed immobile Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-2

Type: Voice: Br T B cA/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Bartolo/Rosina/Berta
29Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
30Ma signor ma un dottor Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio
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