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Peter Pratt

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 1995

About Peter Pratt:

Peter Pratt (21 March 1923 – 11 January 1995) was an English actor and singer. He was best known for his comic roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.

Pratt started his career in the chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1945, moving up to small roles and then understudying Martyn Green, the principal comedian. From 1951 to 1959, he was the company's principal comedian, earning critical praise in the famous "patter" roles. After leaving the company, he moved on to a career in theatre, television, concert and radio, although he continued to perform the Gilbert and Sullivan roles throughout his career. He was the second actor to play The Master in the British science-fiction series Doctor Who.

Pratt was born and grew up in Eastbourne, England, where he began to study singing as a child and was a soloist in his church choir. He was also involved in amateur theatrical societies.

Peter Pratt joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in the chorus in September 1945, at the age of 22. He began to play small roles with the company in 1947, including Go-To in The Mikado. In the 1948–49 season, he became second understudy to Martyn Green and continued to play several of the smaller roles, including Bouncer in Cox and Box, Bill Bobstay in H.M.S. Pinafore and Major Murgatroyd in Patience. He got his big break when he was called upon to play Robin Oakapple in Ruddigore on short notice in May 1949 (and several of the other "patter" roles that summer), when both Green and the principal understudy fell ill. He was soon given the primary understudy responsibilities, filling in for most of the comic "patter" roles, as well as playing several of the other smaller roles from time to time.

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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:
2As some day it may happen Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko
3My name is John Wellington Wells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Mr Wells
4If You Give Me Your Attention Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
5If You Give Me Your Attention Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
6Whene'er I Spoke Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
7Sprites of earth and air Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.13

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Alexis/Mr Wells
8Tis twelve, I think Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.02

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Alexis/Mr Wells
9A wandering minstrel Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo
10Whene'er I Spoke Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
11Would You Know the Kind of Maid Popularity:

Opera: Princess IdaComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
12All is prepared Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: English

Roles: Notary/Alexis/Aline
13I rejoice that it's decided Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S cA T Br B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Partlet/Alexis/Dr Daly/Marmaduke
14Time was when Love and I were well acquainted Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dr Daly
15Dear friends, take pity on my lot Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.03

Type: quartet,choirVoice: Mz/S B S TLanguage: English

Roles: Constance/Notary/Aline/Alexis
16Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Sangazure/Mr Wells
17Oh, my voice is sad and low Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dr Daly
18Love feeds on many kinds of food Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Alexis
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