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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
91So lang man Jugend hat Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: 4 tenorsLanguage: German

Roles:
92V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
93Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
94Free from His Fetters Grim Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
95Oggi sara Poppea Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta
96Il m'aime Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
97Ah! qual gelido orror Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
98A maiden fair to see Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
99Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
100Non la morte io non pavento Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
101Ben io t'invenni Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Abigaille
102Salome komm trink Wein mit mir Popularity:

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Herodes
103Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
104Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
105I Shipped, D'Ye See Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
106Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
107Je crois entendre encore Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir
108Is Life a Boon? Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
109Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
110Non ho colpa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
111I accept their verdict Popularity:

Opera: Billy BuddComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
112Fuor del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
113The nightingale Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
114Rising Early in the Morning Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
115Vedrommi intorno l'ombra dolente Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
116Torna la pace al core Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
117Chi parla chi parla Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
118Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
119Accogli oh re del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Sacerdote
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