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Peter Glossop

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2008

About Peter Glossop:

Peter Glossop (6 July 1928 – 7 September 2008) was an English baritone who was the only Englishman to have sung Verdi's great tragic baritone roles at La Scala, Milan. He rose from humble beginnings in Yorkshire to become a leading performer in London and in the major opera houses of Europe and America.

Peter Glossop was born in the Wadsley suburb of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, the son of Cyril Glossop, a manager at a cutlery factory. He was educated at High Storrs Grammar School and was introduced to opera by his mother Violet, who smuggled him into the Lyceum Theatre where she was working as a secretary. After National Service, he joined the National Provincial Bank as a clerk, and in his spare time sang with the Sheffield Operatic Society. His début in 1949 was in the dual role of Coppélius and Dr Miracle in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. He studied locally with Joseph Hislop and Eva Rich and was a finalist in the 1952 Great Caruso Contest. He joined the chorus of Sadler's Wells Opera the same year and continued his studies with Leonard Mosley. He was soon singing minor roles for the company, and his first professional role was Morales in Carmen in 1953. This was followed by Schaunard in La bohème and Silvio in Pagliacci. In 1955 Glossop was appointed as a company principal. During the next five years he sang most of the leading Verdi baritone roles, and was especially known for the title role in Rigoletto and for Di Luna in Il trovatore.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Innaffia l'ugola trinca tracanna Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trio,choirVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio/Roderigo
2Ma chi vien? Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo/Barnaba/Laura
3Paolo Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06-1

Type: trioVoice: Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon/Paolo/Maria (Amelia)
4E deggio e posso crederlo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count
5Di geloso amor sprezzato Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Count/Manrico
6Finisci il vaticinio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.21

Type: septet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br S cA B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Ulrica/Silvano/Samuel/Tom
7Nemico della patria Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
8Roderigo beviam Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
9Vieni l'aula e deserta Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Otello/Iago
10Il doge ed il senato salutano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Lodovico/Otello
11Quest e il segnale Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago
12D'un uom che geme Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Otello
13Capitano v'attende la fazione Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago/Roderigo/Montano
14Vanne la tua meta gia vedo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
15La vedetta del porto Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: A herald/Otello
16Messere son lieto di vedervi Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Lodovico/Desdemona/Otello
17Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
18Aprite aprite Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Otello/Emilia
19Se inconscia contro te sposo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Otello
20Una vela una vela Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Montano/Cassio/Iago/Roderigo
21Cassio e la Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
22E intanto giacche non si stanca Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio/Otello
23Desdemona rea Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
24Ecco l'indegno Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto/Duke
25Ogni 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
26E 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
27Quell innocente un fremito Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17

Type: quartetVoice: Mz T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Cassio/Roderigo/Lodovico
28Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
29Prima che d'altri vivere Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.17

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Azucena
30Figlia Mio Padre! Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
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