John McCormack

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Irish
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1945

About John McCormack:

John Francis McCormack, KSG, KSS, KHS (14 June 1884 – 16 September 1945) was an Irish tenor, celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires, and renowned for his diction and breath control. He was also a Papal Count. He became a naturalised American citizen before returning to live in Ireland.

John Francis McCormack was born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, the fourth of eleven children of Andrew McCormack and Hannah Watson on 14 June 1884, and was baptised in St. Mary's Church, Athlone, on 23 June 1884. His parents were employed at the Athlone Woollen Mills.

McCormack received his early education from the Marist Brothers in Athlone, and he later attended Summerhill College, Sligo. He sang in the choir of the old St. Peters church in Athlone under his choirmaster Michael Kilkelly. When the family moved to Dublin, he sang in the choir of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral where he was discovered by Vincent O'Brien. In 1903 he won the coveted gold medal of the Dublin Feis Ceoil. He married Lily Foley in 1906 and they had two children, Cyril and Gwen.

In March 1904, McCormack became associated with James Joyce, who at the time had singing ambitions himself. Richard Ellmann, in his biography of Joyce, states that "Joyce spent several evenings with him" (i.e. McCormack), practising; along with Joyce's acquaintance Richard Best; McCormack persuaded Joyce to enter the Feis Ceoil that year, where the famous writer was awarded the Bronze Medal (3rd prize).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
2Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
3Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
4Questa o quella Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
5Elle ne croyait pas Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Wilhelm
6Dai campi dai prati Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
7Giunto sul passo estremo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
8Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
9Fra poco a me ricovero Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
10Champs paternels Popularity:

Opera: Joseph in EgypteComposer: MéhulAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: French

Roles: Joseph
11T'eri un giorno ammalato Popularity:

Opera: Gioielli del MadonnaComposer: Wolf-FerrariAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carmela/Gennaro
12O grido di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo/Barnaba
13Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
14Pour me rapprocher de Marie Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
15Salut demeure chaste et pure Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
16Una furtiva lagrima Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
17Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
18Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
19La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
20O Mimì, tu più non torni Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.02

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
21Numero quindici Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11-2

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
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