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Peter Pears

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 1986

About Peter Pears:

Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE (/ˈpɪərz/ PEERZ; 22 June 1910 – 3 April 1986) was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years.

Pears' musical career started slowly. He was at first unsure whether to concentrate on playing or singing, and despite the efforts of some of his friends, it was not until he met Britten in 1937 that he threw himself wholeheartedly into singing. Once he and Britten were established as a partnership, the composer wrote many concert and operatic works with Pears's voice in mind, and the singer created roles in more than ten operas by his partner. In the concert hall, Pears and Britten were celebrated recitalists, known in particular for their performances of lieder by Schubert and Schumann. Together they recorded most of the works written for Pears by Britten, as well as a wide range of music by other composers. Working with other musicians, Pears sang an extensive repertoire of music from four centuries, from the Tudor period to the most modern times.

With Britten, Pears was a co-founder of the Aldeburgh Festival in 1947 and the Britten-Pears School in 1972. After Britten died in 1976, Pears remained an active participant in the festival and the school, where he was director of singing. His own voice had a distinctive timbre, not to all tastes, but such was his musical skill that he could use the voice to good effect in many styles of music.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
2Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
3Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
4O ruddier than the cherry Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Polyphemus
5Hier soll ich dich denn sehen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte
6Straniero ascolta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
7Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
8The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
9Now the Great Bear and Pleiades Popularity:

Opera: Peter GrimesComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
10Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: duetVoice: T cALanguage: German

Roles:
11Kuda kuda vi udalilis Popularity:

Opera: Eugene OneginComposer: TchaikovskyAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Russian

Roles:
12Principessa di morte Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
13Ah! per l'ultima volta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: T B S Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù/Ping/Pang/Pong
14Love in her eyes sits playing Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
15Figlio del cielo Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Emperor/Calaf
16Tre enigmi m'hai proposto Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Emperor
17Ola Pang ola Pong Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
18Gloria gloria o vincitore Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14

Type: choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
19Wretched lovers Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
20Non indugiare Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: quintetVoice: T B Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Ping/Pang/Pong
21Ho una casa nell honan Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
22Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
23Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
24We committed his body to the deep Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
25Un giuramento atroce mi costringe Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emperor/Calaf
26It is a curious story Popularity:

Opera: Turn of the screwComposer: BrittenAct: 0

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
27Popoli a voi l'ultima legge Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
28Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
29I accept their verdict Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
30Go there! Popularity:

Opera: Peter GrimesComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
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