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Robert Easton

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1987

About Robert Easton:

Robert Easton (8 June 1898 in Sunderland, England – 1987) was a British bass of the mid-twentieth century.

His teachers were Bozelli, Dinh Gilly, Norman Notly and Harry Plunket Greene. He was successful in both concert hall and opera house, being noted, inter alia, for the heavy Wagnerian bass roles.

On 5 October 1938 he was one of the original 16 singers in Ralph Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music. The solo lines composed for him set the words, 'The reason is, your spirits are attentive' and 'Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.'

Robert Easton was severely wounded in the trenches in the First World War, having a leg amputated, and when he was invalided out of the army he was offered training, first as an accountant, which he realised quickly he was not suited for, and then as a singer.

His 'debut' (so he always said) was deputising for an indisposed Harold Williams at the Royal Albert Hall in the early 1920s, singing Stanford's Songs of the Sea under Thomas Beecham, who then offered him many opportunities to forward his career.

He recorded principally for the Columbia label, but, unfortunately, most of these do not do his voice justice. Private recordings made in the 1950s are a much better indication of what he really sounded like, the voice being warm and round. He was a true bass, being able to sing bottom B♭ with ease.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Gavotta! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: B Br Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Marcello/Schaunard/Rodolfo
2Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
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