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John Alexander

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 1990

About John Alexander:

John Alexander (October 21, 1923 – December 8, 1990) was an American operatic tenor who had a substantial career during the 1950s through the 1980s. He had a longstanding relationship with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, singing with that company every year between 1961 and 1987 for a total of 379 performances. He also periodically performed at the New York City Opera during his career and was a frequent presence at the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company during the late 1950s and 1960s. Although he spent most of his career in New York City, Alexander occasionally traveled to perform as a guest artist with many of the world's leading opera houses, both in the United States and Europe. He was also an active concert singer throughout his career.

While most of Alexander's career was spent in lyric roles from the Italian and French repertory, Alexander had enough heft in his voice to successfully tackle some of the lighter Heldentenor roles of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Aside from a handful of these roles, however, his repertoire at the Metropolitan did not include heavier parts. Rather, he was known there for an expansive lyric repertoire that encompassed the works of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Donizetti among others. His signature roles included Alfredo in La traviata, Arbace in Idomeneo, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Edgardo from Lucia di Lammermoor, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Hoffman in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La bohème, and the title roles in Don Carlos and Faust.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
2Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
3Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
4Salut demeure chaste et pure Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
5Ah! non giunge uman pensiero Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
6Meco all'altar di venere Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione
7Qual cor tradisti Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.16

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
8Oh! di qual sei tu vittima Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.23

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
9Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
10Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
11Son geloso del zefiro errante Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
12Pria che spunti in ciel l'aurora Popularity:

Opera: Matrimonio Segreto, IlComposer: CimarosaAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolino
13Bagnato il sen di lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Gualtiero
14Va crudele al Dio spietato Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
15Vanne si mi lascia indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.27

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
16Forse in quel cor sensibile Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Cecil
17Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
18Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
19Norma deh Norma scolpati Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Pollione
20Da quel di che lei perduta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort
21Svanir le voci Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
22Vedi o madre Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
23Gia mi pasco ne tuoi sguardi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione
24Me protegge me difende Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Flavio/Pollione
25Un lampo orribile Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto
26N'est ce plus ma main que cette main presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
27Dammi quel ferro Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
28Ambo morrete o perfidi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Percy/Anna
29Ne compi il rito o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Clotilde/Pollione
30Ah! vorrei trovar parole Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.09-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
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