Jean Cox

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 2012

About Jean Cox:

Jean Cox (January 16, 1922 – June 24, 2012) was an American tenor.

Cox was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a pilot. After obtaining a degree in Music from the University of Alabama, he studied singing with Marie Sundelius at the New England Conservatory. He was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled him to study in Rome for a year.

Cox made his Italian debut at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, where he appeared as Rodolfo in La bohème. He then relocated to Germany, singing at Kiel, Braunschweig and Mannheim.

He made his Bayreuth debut as the Steersman in The Flying Dutchman in 1956. He subsequently sang the heavier roles there in many seasons from 1967 until 1984, mainly Siegfried in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. His international career extended mostly to Europe. He made his Covent Garden debut in October 1975, singing the title role in Siegfried. His Metropolitan Opera debut came in April 1976, when he appeared as Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

In 1977 he was nominated Kammersänger by the city of Mannheim.

He is known for Heldentenor roles including Siegfried, Tristan, Walther, Lohengrin, and Tannhäuser. He also sang Otello in Verdi's opera.

Cox was married to the mezzo-soprano Anna Reynolds, whom he had met at Bayreuth and with whom he later ran a successful academy for aspiring singers. He died on June 24, 2012, in Bayreuth, aged 90.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Solenne in quest'ora Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Alvaro
2Selig 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
3Nothung nothung neidliches Schwert Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
4Willst jenes Tags du nicht dich mehr entsinnen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Erik
5He holla Steuermann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
6Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
7Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
8Kein Zweifel sieben Meilen fort Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
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