New: Save your favorite arias, videos and singers!
Tell me more - Check it later - Not interested

James King

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1925
Year of Death: 2005

About James King:

James King (May 22, 1925 – November 20, 2005) was an American operatic tenor who had an active international singing career in operas and concerts from the 1950s through 2000. Widely regarded as one of the finest American heldentenors of the post-war period, he excelled in performances of the works of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

King made several recording during his career, most notably singing the role of Siegmund in Die Walkure for Sir Georg Solti's famous recording of Wagner's Ring Cycle. He was a member of the voice faculties at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.

Born in Dodge City, Kansas, King's father was Irish and his mother was of German lineage. In his youth he actively sang in church choirs and studied the violin. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Louisiana State University in 1949, where he trained to be a baritone with Dallas Draper. He then pursued a master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC). He then joined the voice faculty of UMKC, where he taught for nine years and began performing in concerts and operas as a baritone.

In 1956 King came to the personal realization that he was in fact a tenor and not a baritone. He began retraining his voice with French baritone Martial Singher and later German tenor Max Lorenz in order to achieve this goal. In 1960 he began his career as a tenor as a resident artist with the Saint Louis Municipal Opera. His last performance of a baritone role was for his debut with the San Francisco Opera as Escamillo in Carmen with Marilyn Horne in the title role in May 1961.

Read more on Wikipedia

Popular videos featuring James King:

More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by James King

37 Results
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next
Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dein ist mein ganzes Herz Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
2Pres des remparts de Seville (Seguidilla) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
3Gluck das mir verblieb Popularity:

Opera: Tote Stadt, DieComposer: KorngoldAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Marietta/Paul
4Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
5Gia nella notte densa Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
6Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
7Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
8Niun mi tema Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
9Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
10Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
11Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
12Durch die Walder durch die Auen Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Max
13In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
14Du bist der Lenz Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
15Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
16Siegmund sieh auf mich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Siegmund
17Selig wie die Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: quintetVoice: S B-Br T T MzLanguage: German

Roles: Eva/Sachs/Walther/David/Magdalena
18Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
19Figlio del cielo Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Emperor/Calaf
20Milch des Mondes fiel aufs Kraut Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 2.08

Type: trio,choir,finaleVoice: T B spLanguage: German

Roles: Max/Caspar/Samiel
21Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.13

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore
22Jeden heiligen Morgen Popularity:

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Apollo
23Desdemona rea Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
24Je viens celebrer la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Samson/Dalila/High Priest
25In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
26Raste nun hier Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
27Salome komm trink Wein mit mir Popularity:

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Herodes
28Ach Vater eilt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
29Bleib Senta bleib Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Erik/Senta
30Hola! hola! Jose! Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Mz B-Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/Escamillo/Dancaïre/Remendado
37 Results
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next