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Richard Lewis

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Welsh
Year of Birth: 1914
Year of Death: 1990

About Richard Lewis:

Richard Lewis CBE (10 May 1914 – 13 November 1990) was an English tenor of Welsh parentage.

Born Thomas Thomas in Manchester to Welsh parents, Lewis began his career as a boy soprano and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music (now merged into the Royal Northern College of Music) from 1939 to 1941, and later at the Royal Academy of Music. He made his operatic debut in 1939, and from 1947 onwards, sang at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at Covent Garden (London). He made his debut in the United States in 1955.

Lewis made a number of recordings, including Messiah (Handel), L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Idomeneo (Mozart), Liebeslieder Walzer and Neue Liebeslieder Walzer (Brahms), Coleridge-Taylor's The Song of Hiawatha, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony (with Leonard Bernstein), scenes from William Walton's Troilus and Cressida, and four different performances of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, two with Maureen Forrester, (Reiner/Walter) one with Kathleen Ferrier (Barbirolli), and a fourth with Lili Chookasian (Ormandy). There is also a live recording with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra.

In 1963 he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He died in Eastbourne.

Following Lewis's death in 1990 his widow, Elizabeth Lewis established the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks award at Glyndebourne, made possible by funding from the pathologist Dr Jean Shanks (Princess Galitzine). In 2000 Elizabeth moved the award to the Royal Academy of Music wishing to help young singers at that more vulnerable time in their careers.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Je crois entendre encore Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir
2I accept their verdict Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
3So lang man Jugend hat Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: 4 tenorsLanguage: German

Roles:
4Il m'aime Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
5V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
6Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
7Oggi sara Poppea Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta
8Speranza tu mi vai Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Arnalta
9Eccomi trasformato Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.12

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Amore/Poppea/Arnalta
10Come dolci signor come soavi Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
11Signor ecco la rea Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/T cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta/Nerone/Drusilla
12Chi parla chi parla Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
13Signor deh non partire Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
14Solitudine amata Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.01

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca/Mercurio
15Pur ti miro Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea
16Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
17Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
18Jungling! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Monostatos
19Mille torbidi pensieri Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: sextetVoice: B S S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
20Prence signor tutta la Grecia Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
21Non la morte io non pavento Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
22Fuggi crudele fuggi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
23Ah! dove il perfido Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Ottavio/Masetto
24Hm! hm! hm! hm! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
25Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
26Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
27Ma che piu tardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Sacerdote
28Accogli oh re del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Sacerdote
29Di scrivermi ogni giorno Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: quintetVoice: S Mz Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
30Sventurata sidon Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
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