John Cameron

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1918
Year of Death: 2002

About John Cameron:

John Ewen Cameron (20 March 1918 – 29 March 2002) was an Australian baritone singer, who made most of his career in Britain. He became known for his portrayal of characters in modern operas by composers from Australia, Britain and continental Europe, and for his recordings with conductors such as Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Adrian Boult, the young Colin Davis, and particularly Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Following early concert and operatic experience in Australia he moved to Britain in 1949. He soon was engaged at Covent Garden, where he sang smaller, and some substantial, roles for three seasons. He next sang at Glyndebourne. Over the next 25 years Cameron pursued a career, in both Britain and Australia, in which concert work and recordings played as great a part as opera. From 1976 until the last months of his life Cameron was a teacher on the staff of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Cameron was born in Coolamon, New South Wales. He was in the Second Australian Imperial Force during the Second World War, serving in the Middle East. He sang in troop concerts, and on returning to Australia after the war he decided to pursue a professional career. He studied at the New South Wales State Conservatorium in Sydney, and by the late 1940s he was performing in the concert hall, and in opera, including Il trovatore in 1947. In 1948 after a nationwide singing competition Cameron and a fellow prize-winner, Joan Sutherland, sang under the baton of Eugene Goossens at a concert in Sydney. With Goossens's encouragement, Cameron moved to Britain in 1949.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
2Our great Mikado virtuous man Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Pish-Tush
3When I was a lad Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter
4Is Life a Boon? Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
5Fair moon to thee I sing Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
6Rising Early in the Morning Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
7Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8I've Jibe and Joke Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
9A maiden fair to see Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
10The nightingale Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
11Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
12Das Haus ist mir bekannt Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 3.02

Type: choir,duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Doktor Faust/Duchess
13Euerer Magnifizenz Verzeihung Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 0.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: German

Roles: Wagner/Doktor Faust
14So lang man Jugend hat Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: 4 tenorsLanguage: German

Roles:
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