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Michael Langdon

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 1991

About Michael Langdon:

Michael Langdon (12 November 1920 – 12 March 1991) was a British bass opera singer.

Langdon was born in Wolverhampton. He had six half brothers and sisters, the youngest, Maud being 19 years his senior. His father, Harry was sixty when his youngest son was born (birth name Frank Birtles) and by all accounts a very strong personality. He was blind and after he retired from business, his young son spent much time with him, reading to him, sharing walks and conversation and learning to play the piano. Harry died when Frank was ten. Frank promptly failed the 11 plus, to his teacher's amazement. He excelled at the less academic school he attended. He disliked school and was pleased to leave.

He sang in The Midsummer Marriage, Gloriana, The Olympians, Billy Budd, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Don Carlos, Arabella, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Pasquale and The Abduction from the Seraglio, among others.

He was principal bass at the Royal Opera House from 1951 and sang in most of the great opera houses of the world, most often in the role of Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier during the 1960s and 1970s. His voice has been described as 'basso profundo'. He could reach the lowest noted of that part with ease whilst going into a falsetto for the highest note in the famous waltz - something he wished he didn't have to do.

He was founder-director of the National Opera Studio. Lesley Garrett spent a year there during his time. A sub arrachnoid haemorrhage brought an end to his time there after 10 years.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mario Cavaradossi? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/A Jailer
2O Carlo ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
3Vittoria Vittoria! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
4Alfredo Alfredo di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
5Pura siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
6Il grande inquisitor! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor/Philip II
7Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Belmonte
8Ogni suo aver tal femmina Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.19

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Gastone/Barone/Dottore/Marchese
9Mario su presto! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Sciarrone
10Un di quando le veneri Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
11Madamigella Valery Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
12Mortal diletto ai Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
13Nume custode e vindice Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Ramfis
14Salvator della patria Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/King of Egypt
15Reverenza! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Quickly
16Possente Ftha Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
17Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
18Ogni cura si doni al diletto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Samuel/Tom
19Io tenni la promessa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.16

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
20E scherzo od e follia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.20

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Ulrica/Riccardo
21Annina donde vieni Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Annina/Violetta/Giorgio
22Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.20

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
23Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
24O beauty, O handsomeness, goodness Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
25Una vela una vela Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Montano/Cassio/Iago/Roderigo
26Che veggo..egli..mio padre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
27E qual via scegliete? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
28Gia mi dicon venal Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
29Ha piu forte sapore Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
30Orsu Tosca parlate Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
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